Join our Ravelry group “Artyarns Knitalongs and Patterns” to be entered to win a skein of Ensemble Light or Ensemble Glitter Light. We announce the winners on the 15th of each month (the following Monday if the 15th falls on a weekend). This month’s winner, emjab, won this beautiful skein pictured. It’s color 164C and is the same color that was used in the #15 Cable Panel Shawl from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2012. If you are already a group member – thank you! – you are automatically entered in the monthly contest. Stay tuned for November 15th to find out if you won!
I am in love with these shawls. In the garter version, the stitch bulks up the Ensemble Light, making it nice and warm – and completely wearable. You can even seam the completed shawl (as shown in the green version) to create a poncho. I can’t wait for the weather to start getting cooler so that I can wear my new shawls!
Here is a video I created showing a couple of ways that the shawl can be worn. The shallow triangular shape makes this piece so versatile, and the color possibilities are endless.
Would you like to win the yarn to make my garter version? To enter, go to the Ravelry project page, click “Cast On” in the upper right hand corner, and create your project.
In the notes section of your project page, tell us where you envision yourself wearing this shawl (for example: reading under a tree on a crisp fall day), and if you’ve ever used Ensemble Light or Ensemble Glitter Light before. That’s it! The KAL begins August 30th, so we will give you one week to create your projects. Don’t worry, if you’ve already created a project with your yarn photos, you will still be entered. We will contact the winner on Friday August 24th. You’ll win the two colors of Ensemble Glitter Light used in my project, colors H26 and 919. Good luck!
This started on July 15 and continues until August 30. It is a 1-skein project using Ensemble Light, that can be enlarged if you use 2 skeins. I used Beaded Silk & Sequins to trim the right sides of the front triangles.
Lots of techniques:
1. center increase triangle with cables, lace, twisted stitches
2. mesh insertion with short rows
3. more cables and lace panels
4. final mesh insertion with short rows
5. steps 1-4 repeated on other side for mirror image
6. special grafting of both pieces with short rows instead of kitchener or seaming
7. optional edging with Beaded Silk & Sequins Light
I’m always checking the knitalong group here, so I can give help and encouragement as needed
Now I want to try one in a variegated yarn, because this multidirectional pattern is perfect for this. Here’s what I have so far. What do you think of Ensemble Light color 1026?
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The winner is Rose Scott. Congratulations to Rose, and thanks to all who entered.
I have been very intrigued by this mesh lace pattern lately. First, I designed a vest with mesh lace panels in double-stranded Ensemble Light.
I liked it so much that I used it again in the Mesh Tee!
Both of these summer tops go with anything and everything. The Ensemble Light is both cool and warm – the silk and cashmere blend is like magic.
The pattern collection is available completely free of charge when you buy the yarn for it (Ensemble Light), or you can purchase it on both Ravelry and Craftsy, so go ahead and choose the one you prefer! But first, we are giving away one collection free! Just leave a comment, and we’ll choose the winner on Thursday, June 21st.