Announcing a new Mystery Lace Shawl KAL, sponsored by the amazing dyers of The Unique Sheep (aka TUS) and designed by Janine Le Cras .
KAL begins August 25, 2017
Signups will remain open until Aug 25.
However, we can only guarantee that your order will arrive before the KAL begins if you sign up before July 25!!
Note also that if you would like beads with your kit, again it must be ordered beforeJuly 25.
If you would like the clues to be saved in your Ravelry library, please include your Rav name with your order.
Our next KAL is inspired by the classic story of La Belle et La Bête-- the original story of the beauty and the beast.
See some of our inspiration on The Unique Sheep's Pinterest board.
Designed by Janine le Cras, this shawl is worked in lace weight yarn and can be knit in any of our lace weight bases.
You can choose a regular colorway or one of our Gradiance colorways.
It looks great with or without beads.
If you'd like to try something new, we are offering a sea silk yarn as a special option just for this KAL. This new yarn is a luxurious blend of 51% Silk 29% Merino Wool 20% Sea CellTM . It is a bit heavier than most of our other lace weight yarns (875yd per 100g) and has a texture somewhere between Ling and Marici, but softer. It takes color a bit more muted than Ling or Marici.
The pattern will be emailed to you in pieces. On the first day you'll receive the instructions for the first part of the pattern. In the following weeks you'll receive the rest of the pattern, bit by bit. But you won't see a finished picture of the shawl until the very end!
We'd love to have you join us on this knitting adventure!
Announcements and conversation will take place on the Ravelry group board so please join us there! The designer (Janine le Cras) and the dyers (Kelly Eells and Laura Lough) will be active on the Ravelry board and Facebook Group to answer questions about the pattern and cheer you on!
Any of the Unique Sheep's lace weight yarn can be chosen for this piece.
Note that the price varies depending on your yarn preference. Please make sure to select the correct option for the yarn of your choice
Selene is 100% Superwash Merino
Ostara is 100% Cotton
Ling is 70% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 30% Cultivated Silk
Chasca is 100% Superfine Alpaca
Marici Lace is 100% Spun Silk
Eos is 50/50 Merino & Tussah Silk
Cirrus is a 80/20 blend of merino/silk.
Sea Silk is made up of 51% Silk 29% Merino Wool 20% Seacell ®.
There is a great post on the Ravelry site by Kelly that describes man of these in depth.
So note that both the Cirrus, the Sea Silk, and the Selene will have more weight in order to get the needed yardage.
Each kit is dyed to order (which is why it will take time) in the yarn and colorway of your choosing.
Now about colorways.
You can order through us any and all of the colorways that The Unique Sheep creates.
There are also a number which are Earth Faire exclusives which you can only get through us. Almost all are shown on these Flickr pages , though we are constantly working with Kelly to create new ones and those might be a bit late having their pictures taken. We list the Earth Faire signature colorways in the search box above.
And the photos on this page show our special Circle colorways. Feel free to contact us if you would like another photo or more data or description on any of these.
If you want a colorway that you cannot find specifically listed on the Choices drop-down menu, simply select "Other (tell us!)"
If you would like more data or description on any of these colorways or even a photo or two, again simply contact me and I will work with you.
1. Dragon Fire
2. Dragons' Dawn
4. Mardi Gras
5. Pixie Dust
6. Dragon Scales
7. Big Sur Twilight
8. Van Gogh's Sunflowers
9. Impressionist Sunrise
10. Casablanca Sunrise
11. Path to the Castle
12. Neptune's Garden
13. Old Rock Wall
14. Snow Glint
15. Island Breeze
16. Rock Candy Mountain
17. Changing Skies
18. Dark Side of the Moon (this is offered only as a non-gradiance)
19. Aurora Borealis
20. Deep Forest
21. Denim Friendly
22. Fox & Geese
23. Mermaid's Bouquet
24. Chocolate Roses
25. Windy Sea
27. Prince John
28. A Walk By The Shore
29. Winter Dusk
The next bunch of colors are plays on single hues, monochromatic gradiances:
31. Roi Soleil (a play on golds)
32. Ice Queen (blues)
33. Elven Circle (greens)
34.King Oberon (purples)
35. Painting the Roses Red (earthy pinks; even though none of the hues are a true red, they are all variations on a rose tone and I love the Alice in Wonderland reference :-)
36. Faerie Godmother (brighter pinks)
The next few colorways are based on circles of color. Each circle has 12 possible skeinettes of color. You have a choice here. You can choose any 4 consecutive colors to make your own personalized colorway.
For this 4-skein set: you must do is choose the number to start with. A number of the photos on this page show circles or color strips that are labeled by number. If you want, for example, to start with 10, then your set will have the skeins noted as 10, 11, 12, 1.
(We are showing pictures of the circles on this page just to make it a bit easier to select, plus a few others you might not be familiar with.)
37. Enchanted Garden (available as a full circle)
38. Magic Mirror (available as a full circle)
39. Treasure Chest (available as a full circle)
40. Realm of the Fae (available as a full circle)
41. Hazy Daze (available as a full circle)
42. Harvest Moon (available as a full circle)
43. Blue Moon (available as a full circle)
44. Poison Apple (available as a full circle) (Remember the tale of Snow White and the magic poison apple that was green on one side and red on the other? This is our newest in the Dark Side of Magic Series)
And some other newer "regular" ones:
45. Blue Dragon
46. The Dragon Awakes!
47. Magic Carpet
49. Shadow Fire
50. Wyvern's Lair
51. Warlock's Staff
52. Trail of Trolls
53. Mossy Stone
54. Magic Wand ( created to mirror the Pantone Colors of 2016.)
59. Dance of the Dryads
60. Ring of Poseidon
61. Once Upon A Time
62. Happily Ever After
All colorways will be assumed to be Gradiance sets, unless you tell us differently! Further data on can be found here about Gradiance sets .
And please feel free to contact us if you would like more data about any of these.
Beads are optional in this design but will add greatly to the look.
The beads will be size 8/0 and your kit will include a container of roughly 35g or 1400 beads, + or -. This is well more than you will need.
So what is your next step? Go ahead and choose your yarn base and choose your colorway and decide yes or no to beads Then using the drop-down menus create your order and send it on to us. We'll make sure that the yarn of your choice is dyed in the colorway of your choice and sent to you before the starting date of this KAL.
Just a reminder: if you would like a colorway that is not listed, choose "other" and tell us via the "Comments" Section as you check out.
We'd love to have you join us on this knitting adventure!
P.S. We will honor the coupon issued by TUS for those who participated in the earlier KAL. Just put the coupon code you were sent with the last clue of the Winnie The Pooh MKAL in the space for redeeming coupons as you check out.