All month long we’ll be knitting the Aleda Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn. I know many of you will be knitting along, and we are happy to have so many eager knitters joining us!
Originally published in our book Little Things, Aleda uses just two skeins of The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering yarn. You can find Canopy Fingering at your favorite local or online yarn shop.
Post your progress on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #aledakal, and join us in our Ravelry group. Courtney will be monitoring the KAL and will be available to answer any questions you may have along the way.
The pattern will be a free pdf download until May 31st.
11 thoughts on “Aleda Knit Along Kickoff!”
Can’t wait for yarn to arrive!
I was going to join the KAL but when I try to download the pattern here by clicking on it (above) the link takes me to Ravelry where it says it is not accessible . So then I find it on Ravelry by typing it into pattern search & I find it & it says to access the pattern on the blog. In other words I can’t seem to get the pattern!
Hi Ettenna! Click on the link in the post above that says, "Download Aleda Here." You must’ve skimmed right over it! Happy knitting!
Eagerly awaiting Canopy yarn in Turmeric. I’ve never done anything like this before. I’m sure it will be a fun experience.
Waiting on my Canopy Laguna yarn to arrive! This is an unusually beautiful shawl….can’t wait it start!
Is this where everyone will be commenting and posting? Or somewhere else?
We’ll be using the hashtag #aledakal on Instagram and Facebook, and if you search that hashtag you’ll be able to see everyone’s projects! If you have pattern questions or other comments you can post them in our Ravelry group here: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/kelbourne-woolens/3421640/1-25
This is an amazing shawl pattern! So beautiful! I’ll be using a yarn called Handmaiden Sea Silk which calls for sized 2(3mm) needles. Do you think that this yarn will translate well? Also can the repeats be replicated more for a longer shawl? Once again thanks so much for offering this wonderful shawl!
Any fingering weight yarn should work for the pattern, the most important thing is that you like the way the fabric looks and feels–and that you have enough yarn to finish the project! You can easily work more repeats of the body pattern to add length.
Thank you so much for your help. At what point in the pattern should I begin repeats (I’m a bit of a shawl newbie :-). Thank you!
Please – what does P/U mean? It’s not in your list of abbreviations.
Pick up, as in pick up stitches. I just added it, thanks for letting me know it was missing from the list.