Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Silverleaf Update and Year-end Sale

Last June, I was excited to share that my Silverleaf shawl was part of the Woolen Rabbit's 2014 yarn club. For the past six months, the pattern has been available only to club subscribers, but now it's available for anyone to purchase. 

To celebrate, I'm having a flash sale on Ravelry—purchase any two of my patterns, get a third free! To get the discount, put three individual patterns or sets in your cart and apply the coupon code BYE2014 at checkout. The sale ends January 1 at midnight EST.

Pattern: Silverleaf, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Woolen Rabbit Lucent in Oak Moss

With its wide center panel, Silverleaf is similar to Faroese shawls. But unlike traditional Faroese shawls, which involve casting on hundreds of stitches and working from the bottom up, it's worked top down, beginning with just a few stitches.

I've expanded the pattern to include a new fingering weight version with a picot bind-off. The fingering weight version—shown here in the gorgeous Oak Moss colorway of Woolen Rabbit's Lucent yarn—takes just 385 yards. So it's ideal for those special skeins of sock yarn we all have in our stashes.

Lucent is a blend of merino, cashmere, and nylon—a soft, luscious yarn that's perfectly suited to shawls, cowls, and scarves. With its tawny golds, mossy greens, and warm browns, the Oak Moss colorway made me happy every time I sat down to knit. I just might have to get my hands on more of it, maybe in another base ... a sweater, maybe? We'll see! In any case, I'm excited to start the new year wearing a warm new accessory.

Just a reminder—the Selfish Knitting KAL starts January 1. After all the busyness of the holidays, it's a chance to relax and knit something special just for yourself. At the end of the KAL on February 8, yarn, patterns, and other goodies will be randomly awarded to finished projects. Any of my designs, including free patterns, are eligible. I hope you'll come join us!

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