Malabrigo KAL!

This entry was posted on 6th March, 2020 by Kristel .

Please join us for a very special 2020 event - our first Malabrigo KAL!

Our design team has organized an amazing Knit Along set to begin on April 1st, featuring our beautiful Dos Tierras yarn! 
If you haven't tried this lovely yarn yet, you can find information here: Dos Tierras

The decision on the pattern we chose to feature Dos Tierras was an easy one; it had to be the Odyssey Shawl by Joji Locatelli!  She is not only a talented designer but also a friend.

You can download a free copy of the pattern here: Odyssey Shawl

As you can see, this design is a beautiful crescent-shaped shawl using three colors, so we found the perfect opportunity to introduce our three new Dos Tierras colorways:

Of course there are many other beautiful color combinations available with the Dos Tierras colorways. Get creative and choose your favorites!

Here you can see our team's color suggestions: 

PLEASE NOTE!!!  A few pattern modifications have to be made due to the yardage difference between Dos Tierras and the yarn Joji used in her pattern. 

It is very important that you do a gauge swatch before starting this project.  In order to ensure you do not run out of yarn, you need to obtain a gauge of 17-18 stitches over 4 inches before blocking.  Depending on whether you are a loose or tight knitter, the needle size may vary. A size US8 needle might be a good place to start.
You may need to unravel your swatch for your project. We recommend you use the middle color of your shawl for swatching.

The final shawl will be a beautiful piece, somewhat smaller than Joji’s original pattern.

Finished Measurements of the Dos Tierras Shawl: 

Approx. 65“ (165 cm) from side to side (Neverland part) and 17,5” (45 cm) from top to bottom at the deepest point (after blocking).

Pattern help
Our team will be answering questions about the pattern as they come up and will provide several tutorial videos to help you work through the tricky parts. 

Yarn stores
We are teaming up with many local yarn stores. These stores may be organizing their own special KAL events and may be there to provide you with extra support. This is the list of yarn stores

Sign up
ARE YOU IN? Please join us and sign up here: malabrigo KAL

Prizes
KAL participants are invited to share their progress and photos on Ravelry and Instagram during April for the chance to win weekly prizes. Please, use #malabrigokal in all social media channels.
Of course, the garment has to be knit using Malabrigo Dos Tierras.

 

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