Kelp Forest Class, Tues evening Sept. 18th, 6pm-8pm

You know those new novelty yarns that everyone is making boa scarves out of? Well, I made one, too, and decided that while it was fun…boas are not my thing. However, I REALLY, really liked the big-holed meshy yarn and wanted to do something else with it. There had to be something else one could do to show off the holes, right? I created the Kelp Forest Shawlette. It spirals out like a nautilus letting the big holes show, and making a lovely circle shawl in no time at all. It is been wildly popular…I mean downloads every single day since I uploaded it to Ravelry last August. Who knew?

I am going to teach it as a one-session class at Anacapa Fine Yarns in Ventura, for anyone (knitters or crocheters) who’d like to make it on Tues evening, September 18th, from 6-8pm.  Click on the store link and scroll down for more info.   The Kelp Forest Shawlette is a free pattern, and only uses 2-3 balls of yarn.  There is only room for 8, so check it out soon.  I hope to see some of you there.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. alice
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 09:00:53

    i’m stuck…i am watching your you tube video and i’m missing something. i am making a tube kniting the thick edge to the then edge. can you offer a suggestion? thanks


    • knittingkirigami
      Oct 24, 2012 @ 09:12:21

      If you are using a different yarn from the one I use, then you may need to space the attaching yarn closer together. Then need to be connected almost every hole for the first several inches to get enough flare to lay flat. It takes a little fiddling to get the spacing right. Red Heart Sashay is narrower and I’ve heard other comments on Ravelry to the effect that this is so. I hope this helps.


  2. alice
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 05:24:09

    so am i knitting one ball to the other? ( thin edge to wide edge)? when i knit with one skein….thick edge to thin edge of skein it makes a tube .


  3. knittingkirigami
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 10:36:20

    You are using one ball at a time (thick to thin). What yarn are you using? The yarn for this pattern needs to have huge meshy holes…a finer holed yarn will not work very well; and it needs to be attached VERY close together. If you are still getting a tube after several inches (and I mean at least a foot of yarn has been attached), then you need to take it out and try again. It does have a little pouch in the beginning that you can tack down when you are done.


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