We are so excited to introduce our newest featured kit today for the My Hope Shawl. The shawl is beautifully crafted and designed by the one and only Laura Linneman of the Knitgirllls Podcast. I’ve known Laura for a really long time now. She’s just wonderfully talented in so many ways. Laura's My Hope pattern was originally released way back in 2012 and that's when I knitted my first My Hope shawl.
I’ve curated three gorgeous color combinations for the shawl kits for you. The sample in the photos uses the colors Cove (blue) and Belle (rose) and it reminds me of blueberries and raspberries, I love this juicy combination. I also have a gorgeous kit set with gray, called Loam, and a heathered green called Vine. This green drives me crazy, I love it so much. And lastly, I paired our deep teal, called Loch, with a heathered copper, called Old Fashioned. It’s such a rich combination. All three kits are so beautiful and now I want to make them all!
Beads! If you’ve ever been to my shawl design class, you know I love clear beads with a silver lining for all yarns and shawls. I adore these beads. We finally got these perfect beads, clear with a silver lining, in stock With the kit, you get a generous jar filled with my favorite beads to adorn the edge of your My Hope Shawl. I’m really excited about this.
As an added bonus, in 2012 Laura’s friend Lynn was doing a fundraiser for the Make A Wish charity. Laura designed the shawl as a fundraiser to help her friend. Through different avenues, including the shawl, they raised $15,000. This time around to go with our BWC kit sales, Laura will use the money from the pattern sales to purchase books for her school’s library. She is the award-winning librarian (she recently won teacher of the year!) at a public middle school in Mississippi. The fact that we can help Laura buy new books for her kids makes me so happy.
Even if you don’t purchase the My Hope Shawl Kit, maybe consider purchasing the pattern to help buy books for the kids, if you’re able?
If you do purchase the beautiful My Hope Shawl Kit with beads and the pattern I know you will love it all just as much as I do. It’s so interesting and fun to make and the best to wear!
Here are the links for all that I’ve discussed:
Laura Linneman on Instagram @lalaknits
The Knitgirllls Podcast
SSK - The Knitgirllls Retreat in Nashville
My Hope, the pattern on Ravelry (The pattern comes with a row count/stitch count checklist to check off the rows as you go. It’s really helpful.)
My Hope, the pattern on Payhip
Laura’s tutorial for adding beads with a flosser!
The kit does not include the pattern. Please purchase by using the links above.
The Kit Includes:
- Woolens sport weight in a two-color combination of your choosing. Cove & Belle (Medium Blue and Rose), Loam & Vine (Dark Gray and Green) or Loch & Old Fashioned (Dark Teal and Dark Bronze). You will receive enough yarn to make one My Hope Shawl.
- A small jar of clear silver-lined beads to apply to the edge of the shawl.
- Your kit will come packaged in a printed cotton project bag.
- Pattern Notes from Susan: I used a US size 6 needle for the shawl, and switched to the contrast color to begin Row 100 in the pattern.
- Please note: The kit does not come with the pattern. You can purchase a copy on Ravelry or on Payhip.