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
7 thoughts on “May Knit Along: Aleda Shawl”
Never done lace … Is this a good first project?
It’s so pretty and will be prettier on you!
It may not be the easiest first project if you’ve never done lace at all. I would recommend taking a class or a private lesson at your local yarn shop first, to get the hang of the different stitches and to get acquainted with working from charts first. This is a good intermediate project.
1st May? Not yet available!
Visit the Ravelry page for the shawl. Underneath the date, there is a link to click to visit the blog and at the bottom of the blog page it shows "download Aleda here". That will download the pattern for you.
If you didn’t find it yet, it’s posted on the blog here: https://kelbournewoolens.com/blog/2016/4/aleda-knit-along-kickoff
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click where it says, "Download Aleda Here." Enjoy!
Is there a knit along website to walk through the initial set up and follow for the first 5 to 6 rows with charting?
Hi Maryj! Visit our Ravelry group to find additional info if you need help on the set up. There’s a great group of knitters there, and we’re all happy to help. As for the very beginning part, we do have a tutorial for the garter tab cast on. https://kelbournewoolens.com/blog/2015/3/gartertabcaston