16 Loops and some prizes - Spring Knitalong week 1

#cftcspringkal week 1 update - 16 loops of Miss Winkle
My Miss Winkle in Nimu Yarns Isel in Iridium colourway (discontinued)
Switching yarns mid-week was definitely the right choice as I just love the way this is knitting up. The pattern really suits variegated yarns so well and let's be honest, it can be tricky to find a good pattern to show the full potential of a single skein of hand-dyed variegated. (I'd already cast this on a couple of times unsuccessfully.)  It's my last stashed skein from Nimu - the shop is now closed- and the colours are gorgeous. I didn't think they were very spring-like until my friend pointed out that it includes all the colours of a Cadbury's Creme Egg wrapper. That made me much happier.

Source: Ravelry
There are some absolute BEAUTIES on the Ravelry group and on Instagram (with the tag #cftcspringkal). I think my favourite yarn is the stunning Knitting Goddess Candy Cane which MrsBlaza is using (pictured).

If you haven't already joined in the kal and are wondering how to go about it, it's not too late. Hop on over to this post which includes all the information you need. If you're quick you can still be in with a chance of winning a lovely prize in the draw! "A prize draw?" I hear you say, why yes! Some lovely independent sellers have offered prizes for the knitalong, and all are happy to post internationally. The draw will include....

... TWO gorgeous shawl pins and 50g of hand-dyed yarn (pic to follow) from Devon Sun Yarns, a set of snag-free stitch markers (of your choice) from Rosy Retro and a pattern (of your choice) from Martina Behm's Ravelry store! It would be great if you could show your thanks for these lovely contributions by visiting the links.

TO ENTER: you simply need to be knitting along with us AND participating in the Ravelry group thread (here) If you're not a member of Ravelry, it's free - you just need to sign up. That's it! I'll randomly draw the winners on Thursday 10th April 2014.

If you've been blogging about the kal and would like to add the url to this week's update, please do so in the linky below. I'll be back next Thursday with my second update (this post is a day late because I off having a lovely day in London yesterday, I hope you'll forgive me!) 


  1. Yours is looking great. I like the Cadbury's Creme Egg reference, but it has now made me crave one, despite knowing eating one will make me feel sick! Do they do half sized ones?

    1. Yes! I think they do mini-sized ones. I can't eat a whole one either, which is funny as my tolerance for chocolate is normally quite high ...

  2. Great yarn, great pattern. ;-)
    Two more loops today, that's the goal (besides a few others ....). Have a nice weekend! Regula

  3. That yarn is perfect! I love the colours!

  4. A cadbury creme egg shawl, what could be more springlike! I was pretty sure I was not going to join in this kal, but I finished my latest shawl and within two hours had downloaded the pattern and started....oooops!


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