In 2016 I have been making a concerted effort to knit things for myself. I am trying to prioritize the projects I have always wanted to make, but haven’t carved the time out for them because there is always something more pressing to do. Taking time to do things for pleasure is important, especially when your hobby becomes your career.
Kate’s Aleda shawl is one of those projects. Ever since she designed it for our book Little Things, it has been on my wish list, and now it’s time has come. I mentioned in the office that I was going to knit it for myself, and that’s how a KAL is born. Knit your own Aleda along with me!
Aleda will be available as an individual pdf from May 1st until May 31st. It uses two skeins of The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering (shown in Celeste), a blend of baby alpaca, merino, and bamboo. There are a lot of great lessons built into the shawl, which is entirely charted, so if you’re looking to up your lace game this is definitely for you! We’ll be knitting along on Instagram using the hashtag #aledakal and there will be a help thread in our Ravelry group.
Stay tuned to the blog for our May 1st KAL launch! In the meantime, what color of Canopy Fingering will you use? I, of course, am using obsidian. – CK