Starry Night – December/January Club

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Starry Night, colourway & pattern will be released to my Etsy store this Friday! The opportunity to purchase will last three days; until Sunday night, which should make for a nice, relaxed shopping experience 🙂

Psst! There are still 2 days left to enter my contest to win 2 skeins of gorgeous DK weight yarn in the same colour! Check it out here.

Starry-Night

‘Starry Night’ is a generously sized triangular shawl at 56″ x 26″ that is beautifully mindless to knit, but also beautifully textural and interesting. There are literally 2 rows to remember for the body, and 2 rows to remember for the lace. The pattern is structured such that you can begin the openwork at any time, and switch back to the ribbed texture at any time, so the pattern is very easy to customize to different yarns and different tastes.

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The yarn is a 420 yard skein of fingering weight in a luxurious merino/cashmere/stellina blend. The soft sparkles and the rich colour are inspired by starry nights in the winter, when Tito and I drive up north just to do night photography, perchance to catch the northern lights while we’re at it. This kit will cost $37 CDN plus shipping ($32 for the yarn, $5 for the pattern). If you choose to purchase additional skeins, they will be $32 CDN each.

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Why December/January you may ask? We are on vacation for 2 weeks in the middle of January, and I didn’t want to delay the club, so I had to give myself extra time to fulfil the club orders. After January it will be once a month, starting in February.

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A quick reminder of how the club works;

In the first week of every month, I will release a colourway, and accompanying pattern. Could be a single-skein pattern, could be multi-skein, and could be any of our regular bases, or even a special new base. The kit will always come with one copy of the photo, a printed copy of the pattern, and enough yarn to complete the pattern (so the price will be different each time).

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For 3 days, on Etsy, you will be able to buy the kit, along with as many extra skeins as you like. After that I will close the Etsy listing and start dyeing to order – with the goal of getting it all dyed and shipped within 2 weeks, so I can focus on the following months feature. In addition to this we will, of course, have at least one Etsy update a month featuring new colourways for sale.

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There is no membership to sign up for; every month you make the call on whether you want to opt in for that colourway/pattern combo! Love the yarn enough to want a sweaters amount? You’ll be able to order that too.

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The pattern and colourway will be exclusive to that months kit, but after the month is done I’ll make the pattern itself available on Ravelry, for anyone who just wants to purchase the pattern itself.

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I think the model will work. It allows each customer to decide whether they like the color each time, and to order more yarn if they want. There will be no cart-jacking on Etsy because the kit is available for 3 days. This is the first in hopefully a long line of lovely kits, and I really hope you enjoy it 🙂

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