Line Art/ Kits/ 2 Color Combos

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Kit A
Kit A
Kit B
Kit B
The Line Art shawl as originally knit by Jennifer.  The rest of the photos show this shawl as well.
The Line Art shawl as originally knit by Jennifer. The rest of the photos show this shawl as well.

Jennifer Dassau has created this most lovely Line Art shawl as a companion piece to her upcoming new book Knitting Short Row: Techniques for Great Shapes and Angles.  This pattern can be purchased by itself or you can get it as a free thank-you gift for purchasing her new book prior to November 30th.  Details can be seen here

When I first saw the design, I immediately liked it.  With its clean lines and simple form, it is really a lovely piece.  Here is how Jennifer describes it: 

Contrasting garter lines accent the clean stockinette canvas of this sideways swoop shawl. Choose bold monotones or a rainbow of colored leftovers to create your art; the elongated bias shape suits men or women, and can be made to any size.

It really only requires basic knitting skills and is a wonderful introduction to German Short Rows.  

The Yarn and Colorways 

The yarn we offer here is not the same as what Jennifer used in her original.  You can see our yarns in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that.  The other photos are here with Jennifer's permission so you can get a good idea of the design itself. 

All that is required yarn-wise is fingering weight yarn.  Any amount of the main color can be used as one can continue this shawl as long as you wish to create the size you wish.  The one you see on these pages used about 400 yards of the main colorway and is a finished size of 60” wingspan and 16” depth. 

In addition one needs contrast colors, about 12 yards each of 3 or more contrast color fingering weight yarns.  Again one can use a virtually infinite number of contrast color scraps if that is where your muse takes you.

Our main yarn is from Sweet Georgia, and is their Tough Love Sock, an 80/20 blend of superwash meriono wool/ nylon.  Each skein has 425 yards (388m) to its 4 ounces (115g).  One skein will be included in each kit. 

Our contrast colors are made up of Unicorn Tails from Madeline Tosh.  Each of these are 52 yards (47 meters) of Tosh Merino Light, 100% superwash merino wool.  Thus you could repeat any one of these colors a few times, spaced out over the shawl or in a design of your choosing.  Three skeins will be included in each kit. 

Kit A: Tough Love Sock in Birch, a very soft beige ecru.  With it we will be including Unicorn Tails in Firewood (variegated colorway with various tones of brown and some orange highlights), Duchess (an almost-solid in deep dark purples of varying intensities), Cousteau (again an almost-solid, this time with tonal variations on green teal, rich and deep -- sort of adds the evergreens to the deep-woods-look of the other colors). 

Kit B: Tough Love Sock in Silver, a rich medium gray.  The Unicorn Tails will include Torchere (a rich almost-solid of rose-red-fuchsia), Antler (a marled off-white), and Tart (a tonal mix of dark reds).

The Pattern

The kit will not automatically include the pattern. We offer three options.

I know some knitters might already have this or prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Jennifer via her Ravelry web page. This way there will be a copy in your Ravelry library and you will automatically receive any updates. 

Or you could follow the instructions on that same Ravelry page, pre-order the book and Jennifer will send you the pattern as her gift.  

In either of these cases, set our drop-down menu to "No Pattern Needed" -- you will be getting the pattern directly from Jennifer. 

If you would prefer a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that.  We will print it out and include it in your kit. 

We also can email the pattern to you ourselves -- I have to do that manually and usually do that right before shipping out the kit.