You’ll want to wrap yourself up in the Embraceable You shawl, new from Lauren Fréhel, the dyer and designer behind Shleep Yarns. The kit is available exclusively through the Shleep Yarns Etsy shop. The crescent-shaped shawl has an elegant leaf lace border and uses 790 yards of Shleep Yarns Tussah Silk Fingering (colors can be seen here). You can knit it with stripes or in one color — personally, I prefer the striped version, and could see wrapping myself up in it wandering around one of the seaside towns of Corsica, where Shleep Yarns is based.
Just in time for the cooler weather, Laura’s beautiful pinkish-purple Vinterbär cowl has a new mitten friend. While the name of the cowl is Swedish for winter berries, Björnbär is named after the blackberries that grow wild around Laura’s house in Washington State. Like the cowl, Björnbär has a berry motif done in stranded colorwork, but it’s been sized down slightly.
Carrie of Alpenglow Yarn has been busy making SkeinMinders, but she’s gone back to the dye pots for the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show — a week from today! She’ll be bringing lots of yarn, including Rangeland and Wander, her USA-made superwash Merino in fingering and DK, Sylvan Sock, a sturdier fine wool and Tencel fingering-weight blend made in Vermont, and more!
There’s another lovely shawl kit from Europe this week! This one is from indie dyer Lise of TréLiz, and it features a new design by Maria Zilakou. You have until Monday to order yours and then there will be a KAL on Ravelry starting Nov. 16.