We just received a brand new yarn from The Fibre Company that you are going to want to play with. Meadow is a tweedy 2-ply blend of merino, baby llama, silk + linen. The merino and llama provide softness and bounce, the silk sheen and drape and the linen a crisp hand and lovely stitch definition. At 549 yards per 100 gram skein, Meadow is little bit heavier than typical laceweight, and perfect on a wide variety of needle sizes. The suggested gauge is 32 to 36 stitches to 4 inches on size #1-3 needles.
As you can see, the colors are beautiful and picking one to work with is going to be tough.
In honor of the launch of this delightful new yarn, Kelbourne Woolens is hosting a Ravelry-based knitalong that will create a beautiful triangle shawl designed by Courtney Kelley using just a single skein of this wonderful yarn. And we think it might be a really fun way to get knitting with a big community, and trying out this new fiber at the same time.
Beginning June 15, you'll receive a clue each week delivered to your Ravelry inbox, with the next steps in the pattern, along with exclusive content from Kelbourne Woolens' that will allow you to design your own lace motifs. (The complete pattern will be available for sale on Ravelry, but this extra design content won't be included!)
As soon as you sign up, you'll receive instructions for swatching with Meadow for the shawl so you're ready to begin on June 15. Knit through June and into July with Kelbourne and dozens of fellow knitters, sharing your progress all the while in Kelbourne Woolens group on Ravelry. At the end of the KAL, join everyone in a Ravelry chat to celebrate!
We are happy to help you get started on the project by getting you oriented to Ravelry if you aren’t already a regular user. And we’d love to help you select the perfect skein of Meadow to get started on your mystery shawl – or any other project that you think would be a perfect match for this beautiful new yarn.
Join us here at the shop on June 15th to Knit in public with us and enjoy some light refreshments as we get our knit on!