Today we found out who the winners of the Yarn Giveaway are. They’ve been emailed, so check your email if your first name is Susan (2), Debi, Beverly, or Judy–you might be one of the winners. One Susan, Debi, and Beverly will also receive a Belon pattern as well because they were on my mailing list before the contest started.
If you are not one of the five lucky winners, it is time to find your yarn and get the pattern if you plan to join the knit along on Ravelry. You can get the pattern here or on Ravelry or on Craftsy. You will need approximately 430 yards of light fingering or heavy lace weight yarn. I recommend sticking to plant fibers or plant fiber blends to maintain the drape in the sample. I’ve knit the Belon Collar from Kiwi Lace Weight, and it has lovely drape. I knit my sample on size 4 needles, but I’m a loose knitter, so I recommend having a size 5(3.75mm) or 6(4mm) handy to try out. Gauge is important to achieve the drape and size of the sample. Since it is a shawl, whatever you end up liking will work.
The knitalong kicks off on September 16. Notes on working the project will be posted weekly on the knitalong page on Ravelry. I’ll be answering questions and reporting on my own knitting. We’ve scheduled this to go for four weeks, which means only 3.5 to 5 hours of knitting a week to complete this project. Personally, I plan to finish mine by September 27 so I can take it to New York with me.
We will have some incentive programs going for knitalong participants to earn credit towards other Jill Wolcott Knits patterns. Stay tuned for details and requirements. I like rewarding early adopters, so join my Ravelry group to be sure you get all the benefits you can.