We now have, in stock and ready to ship out 2 kits, starting at the 1:00 point on the "clock."
This is a wonderful "thingie", à la Mindy --- an unusual piece that is quite unique indeed. Choose your own colorway and make this very much your own creation -- you certainly won't see yourself coming and going at the supermarket, that's for sure.
Here is how Mindy describes this piece:
As Summer leans toward Autumn, and the greenery of the meadows, mountains and valleys, turn into hues of rusts and reds, we tend to reflect. The days shorten and evenings lengthen. We take on the 'gathering', like the animals of the woodlands.
We freshen our garden beds, making them ready for the cold months ahead. We rake and clean the remnants of leaves, pine cones, grasses, and lush foliage, that has given up its summer beauty.
And nothing could be eloquent than to share in the harvest with knitting "GATHERING AUTUMN'S SPLENDOR". This biased scarf/"thingie" is simple in design, the amazing depth of color changes in the yarn add incredible detailed texture, with optional beading for some glitter.
What a lovely time of year, as one season gives way to another.
We can cherish the good times, with the lovely brilliant colors of Fall. The array of color changes in the yarn, lends to delight and is a spectrum rarely seen except by the human eye.
The scarf/'thingie' is a long drape and flow of colors, just like the mountains and valleys. Each day paints new scenery and knitting this beauty adds to that color palette. As outdoor activities wind down, you'll have abundant beauty all around, to keep warm. A cup of cider or hot cocoa only adds to the ambiance.
Stay warm my friends.
This is really special.
Mindy wrote this pattern with three adaptable ending sections, depending on your yarn yardage, and of course needle size used.
Yardage needed for these sizes range from 590 yds (540 meters), 640 yds. (585 meters) 700 yards (641 meters).
So each kit will include seven small skeins to make up the whole, 700 yards total --- you will have plenty of yarn to make the size of your choice.
These kits were originally dyed in Verve, a wonderful 100% superwash merino fingering weight yarn that takes dye colors beautifully but that is not currently available. Instead your kit will be dyed in Kiri, a 80% superwash merino/ 20% silk. It looks and feels awesome and also takes the dyes very richly.
We are offering new colorways developed by Kelly and based on the circle you see in the second photo on this page.
We named this circle Realm of the Faeries as it has far more than the usual autumnal colors. It is a gloriously rich circle of colors, deep and vibrant -- truly magical. We wanted to find a name that reflects all the possibilities of a glorious spectral array of color. So perhaps picture tiny pixies and faeries gathering up autumn's splendor, to knit into fine vestments ....
We have a few sets currently in stock. The beginning color is the "o-clock" time and then the set continues for seven skeins. So, for example, if you see the option for "one o'clock" colorway, you will get the skeins you see next to 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00. (And btw, this is the colorway that Mindy used to make her original shawl.)
The shawl uses 6/0 beads: 700 for the Shortest version/760 for the Medium version/820 for the Longer Version. Your kit will include enough for the largest version.
Mindy used Silver Lined Dark Topaz AB beads which stand out on the multi-colors but still blend into the whole (I hope that made sense) --- Lorna, who did one of the test-knits, decided to omit the beads completely. Her piece is also gorgeous. So this is very much a personal choice.
If you have a definite idea for the color of the bead you'd like, let me know. Otherwise let me choose for you.
The beads are added via a thin Crochet Hook, Fleegle Beader or similar tool of your choice for adding your beads as you come to them.
P.S. If you decide you'd prefer to knit this without any beads, let me know and I will refund that portion of the kit and send you the yarn alone
First of all, we just wanted to mention that the pattern is written out only, no charts.
I know some knitters prefer to get the pattern directly from Mindy via her Ravelry web page. This will give you a copy in your Ravelry library. In this case, set the drop-down menu above to "No Pattern Needed."
If you would prefer a printed copy or a PDF via email, please select that option via the "Pattern" drop-down menu. The PDF file will be emailed right before your kit is shipped.
This is a wondrous fun piece!