Swiss Wulle Festival, the first Swiss Fibre Festival taking place on the first weekend in October in Zug, is proud to present a collaboration with Swiss knitwear designer Nadia Crétin-Léchenne and Siidegarte, to celebrate our love of the fibre arts, the festival’s beautiful location and all the friendship this event is already creating. Whether you are near or far, we are inviting you to knit along with us!
“Under the Same Sky” is a crescent shape shawl that combines lace and garter stitch, using two-colours of Siide-Fideel, a 50/50 Silk and Merino fingering-weight yarn that is hand dyed and sourced locally by Siidegarte. The shawl features a knitted-on border with a beautiful wave edging that lets the silk and hand-dyed colours really shine.
This knit-a-long is open to everyone and there will be prizes for finished, photographed shawls (see KAL details below). We will start on August 1st, the Swiss National Day, chatting and knitting together in our Ravelry forum. And we’re looking forward to seeing many lovingly finished shawl on that weekend, be it offline or online!
The shawl is exclusively available here for pre-order, in either English, French or German. There are three colour options. The kits will be shipped mid-July, both national as well as international.
Each kit contains:
• two skeins of Siidegarte Siide-Fideel, silk-merino, 120g each, hand dyed in the chosen colour
• a printed copy of the pattern (available in English, French or German)
• a Swiss Wulle Festival projectbag (keep an eye on our instagram account for sneak peeks of what to expect very soon)
Planning to Knit-a-long with us?
Cast-on will be on the Swiss National Day, August 1st 2015
Everyone is welcome to knitalong with us
There will be a chat thread in the Ravelry group here
Finish date is 4th October 2015, the last day of the festival.
We love Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
We will also have hashtags to help us find and connect with one another on Instagram and Twitter as well as with the grand prize draw in October:
is for everyone who is knitting along with us. Also, on the weekend of the festival, those who finish in time can upload a finished object picture of themselves at the location with the same hashtag to be entered for a prize.
Those of you who wish to enter from afar, please add the tag #SWF_notunderthesamesky for your finished shawl pictures and we will send your prize along with some local goodies so you don’t feel left out on all the fun!