Friday, August 14, 2015

October KAL: The Wandering Moon Shawl

Rylie in the new hand dyed Power Pink
This October Michelle Hunter ramps up another of her popular knit alongs!  All we know about the Wandering Moon Shawl is that it is a crescent-shaped shawl knit in the luxurious natural blend HiKoo Rylie.  And, knowing Michelle, we know it will be amazing! We wish we had pictures to share with you but then, well, it wouldn't be a mystery!

Rylie in Periwinkle
You'll need two skeins of HiKoo Rylie to complete the project.  This sport-weight natural-fiber yarn blends ultra-soft baby alpaca with luxurious mulberry silk and crisp and durable linen. The result is a rich, drapey yarn with fantastic yardage.
 
Sometimes you just gotta be girly!  Rylie is available in 16 bold colors, but HiKoo has added an additional color - Power Pink.  And boy, is it PINK!  Power Pink is a new hand-dyed custom color made especially for this KAL and available in a limited supply.

Bonus:  All of our HiKoo Rylie yarn, including Power Pink, is on sale at 20% off!

So how does it work?  It's easy ... Michelle will reveal the pattern on her website in four segments, starting on Thursday, October 1st.  How much does it cost?  Nothing!  You don't have to register or pay any fee to participate.  Have a question?  No problem, Michelle posts photos and online video instructions, plus you can post questions on Michelle's KAL site or in her Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily.  It's like having a knitting tutor right by your side!  And it's OK to get video help at 3 am - perhaps your grandmother isn't so accommodating!

What's with the funny name?  The Wandering Moon shawl is a tribute to William Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream:

          We the globe can compass soon
          Swifter than the wandering moon.

If that's not your normal mode of speaking, you can translate it as:  We can travel the globe so fast that we will get to our destination while it is still night, before the wandering moon has arrived.  

Or, you can translate it as "Hey, that's a really great crescent-moon shaped shawl!"

Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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