We’re just past the first week of May, and it’s been so fun to follow everyone’s shawl progress on Instagram. Everyone seems to have made it past the garter tab cast on and through the set up chart. Now it’s just clear sailing for a while, while we let the rhythm of the main body chart flow through our fingers. It’s a pretty simple pattern, just a six row repeat, and three of those rows are just purling!
Let’s take a look at some of the projects people have been sharing with us:
Happy Knits in Portland, OR has been staying on track with their Aleda, knit in Canopy Fingering in the color Guava. It looks like they are about halfway through the body chart already. Way to go!
This stunning Aleda from KnitKnit in Couer d’Alene, ID uses Turmeric, a bright, sunny yellow. You can’t go wrong with that color for spring! Their shop is hosting a knit night every Tuesday this month for the Aleda KAL. If you’re in the area be sure to stop by.
This Aleda comes from our friend, Wendy, who used to work with us at an LYS here in Philly back in the day. I’ve always been in awe at the speed with which Wendy can get through a project, and I’m sure she won’t let us down on this one! She’s knitting her Aleda in Road to China Light – a fine choice! You can follow Wendy’s crafty adventures at her blog, Lemon and Olive.
From Meghan Kelly, our very own accounts manager, who also moonlights from time to time at our LYS, comes this lovely Aleda shawl. Meghan is also using Guava, though it looks like she may have had a hard time deciding!
And, finally, you gotta give it up for my step-mom, Renee, to be the only one I’m featuring on the blog today who is stash-busting instead of using the yarn called for in the pattern. Ha! Nonetheless, I’m very proud that she has learned to knit from charts and is participating in the KAL. Way to go, Renee!
Follow the progress of these, and all the Aleda shawls, on Instagram by searching for the hashtag #aledakal. You can also visit our Ravelry group to ask questions and find info on making modifications to the design. Happy Knitting!