The kit includes:
- One skein of our Evenfall gradient yarn for the flowers, and in your colorway of choice, and one skein of Wisconsin Woolen Spun fingering weight in the Rain Shower colorway for the main color or background color. This is enough yarn to make one Pressed Flowers Shawl. I had 24.9 grams leftover of the Rain Shower and I had 22.7 grams leftover of the Orchid Gradient, however, I started with a smaller 85-gram skein. You'll have more left at the end.
- 20 size medium BWC Ring Stitch Markers
- It all comes packed in our printed cotton project bag with an illustrated tag by me!
There are four Evenfall colorways from which to choose for the kit, Orchid Gradient (purple), Penny Gradient (mustard gold), Laurel Gradient (mossy green), and Sherwood Gradient (teal). The Orchid Gradient colorway is the one that I used for my shawl. Please note that this current batch of hand-dyed Orchid Gradient is a little brighter than the one in my sample. It is every bit as beautiful just slightly different.
I want to knit this shawl again! I rarely say that. I want one in every colorway. Even if you have already knit the Pressed Flowers Shawl before, you may want to consider making one more with Evenfall and Wisconsin Woolen Spun. It is that amazing of an experience.
We don’t have an endless supply of our Evenfall gradient yarn so hop on over quick and grab a kit, if you’re interested!
Thank you, Amy Christoffers, for sharing your talent and for giving us permission to create the Pressed Flowers Shawl Kit for Barrett Wool Co.!
Although the fabric looks like colorwork, it’s not. It’s mosaic knitting where you only use one color at a time with slipped stitches creating the motif. The pattern is expertly charted and easy to follow.
Here are the few very minor modifications I made to the pattern:
* The original pattern uses a DK weight yarn to create a very large shawl, I used our fingering weight yarn with a US size 6 / 4mm, 32-inch needle. This worked out beautifully. I had plenty of yarn and the finished shawl is slightly smaller, more wearable, and the fabric is light and drapey.
* I did not do a provisional cast-on with waste yarn at the beginning of the shawl. Instead I did a regular old long-tail cast-on, and then while I wove in the end I simply pinched the cast-on stitches in half and stitched them together to create a straight edge along the top of the shawl. This was so much easier, looks the same, and you have to weave in the end anyway so it took no extra effort.
* Lastly, at the bottom edge of the shawl, I did four rows of garter stitch instead of two, and I bound off with the contrast color. The added garter rows made sure the edge didn’t fold or roll and the contrasting color bind-off creates a final line or frame.
* This isn’t a change to the pattern but the Evenfall gradient yarn is featured so beautifully in this pattern. The yarn gradates tonally from light to the darkest shade of the same color. I used it in the direction of light to dark but you could start at the other end and have the light shade at the bottom edge of the shawl.
Shipping Note: The Pressed Flower Shawl Kits are ready to begin shipping right away.
IMPORTANT PATTERN NOTE: THE PATTERN IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE KIT. You’ll need to purchase the pattern directly from Amy to go with the kit.
Click here for the Pressed Flowers Shawl pattern on Ravelry!