Madelinetosh Pashmina and a Mini Contest

Remember this shawl (Citron, free from Knitty.com) that I knit up this past summer? I wanted something simple to knit while on a trip, and this fit the bill. It’s made out of Wollmeise Lace in the Raku-Regenbogen colorway. I love the color and I love the shawl. The thing is, it only used just under 2/3 of the skein. I have a 110 g. ball left over, which I estimate to be about 600 yards of the very popular Raku-Regenbogen. Do you want it? Just leave a comment below, telling me what you’d knit with approx. 600 yds. of Wollmeise lace, and I’ll use the random number generator to pick a person to win this pretty cake of lace. (Note – it has been to Claudia’s shop in Germany, because that’s where I knit my Citron. I’m just sure that makes it even more valuable …)

We have some great new things up on the website tonight. Pop over and check them out:

Madelinetosh Pashmina – The lovely sportweight yarn that is 75% superwash merino, 15% silk and 10% cashmere. YUM. Great for sweaters, scarves, shawls, hats and mitts.

Wool Candy – One of our new indie dyers! We’re delighted to have Adrienne’s beautiful work at The Loopy Ewe, and I know you’ll love her colorways. Be sure to click on the photos to see it all up close. šŸ™‚

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock – You may have noticed that our supply of Shepherd Sock has been dwindling. A few of you emailed in a panic, wondering if we were still carrying it. Of course we are. We love Lorna’s Laces! They have transitioned to large sized skeins (so you only need one per pair of socks), so we’ve been transitioning to that as well. We have oodles of colors on order, and you’ll see them trickling in over the next two months. Our first batch went up tonight.

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272 comments

  1. I’d either knit a Babushka (love that shawl!), or maybe a beaded Swallowtail. Definitely something simple that will show off the colors and that I can wear every. single. day. šŸ™‚

    Thanks for thinking of us!

  2. Oh I would make another Traveling Woman shawl for my sister’s BF Charlie who is helping her thru her knee surgery rehab!!! Thanks for the chance of winning!

  3. Shawls are my very favorite knitting projects, plus I Love to wear them! Your citron is beautiful, so I would find something just as fitting to show off those beautiful colors. Did I mention that your shawl is Beautiful in that Wollmeise !! : )

  4. Wollmeise colors are so astounding. *sigh* It is so hard to pick what exactly I would do. The colors are too beautiful not to want to highlight them to their fullest.

    I suspect I would either do a shawlette or something for my DD. Hard to decide without petting it. *grin*

  5. I like the Triangular Scarf in Leaf Pattern from Nancy Bush’s book. It’s simple and the variegation would probably work well with it.

  6. Thank you for adding Wool Candy to your line-up. I discovered this wonderful yarn during Sock Summit’s Dye-for-Glory contest. It’s a joy to work with as well.

    When I visited the Wool Candy booth at the Summit to pick up my pre-order, I just about cancelled my flight home in order to put the airfare toward more of Adrienne’s beautiful yarn. Congratulations on finding another beautiful yarn backed by a beautiful, hard-working, creative woman.

    p.s. If I had those 600 yards of Raku-Regenbogen lace, I’d ship them off to my ravelry friend, PeaceSoup. She loves her some Raku-Regenbogen in a very serious way, and unfortunately Claudia was out of it when I visited the shop so I couldn’t get any for her.

  7. I’d combine one of Cookie A’s fantastic designs with one of Cat Brodhi’s insane sockitectures to get something beautiful that fit perfectly.

  8. I’ve been wishing for some laceweight for a shawl – this looks absolutely wonderful! Thanks for the chance at it!

  9. I would probably make the Swallowtail Shawl, the Haruni, or one of the 7 Little
    Shawls from Romi, as I am participating in that KAL with a few friends.

  10. With 600 yards, I think I’d do Lady Bertram or maybe even design a small shawl of my own. Why yes, it probably would include the catspaw pattern.

  11. There are so many lovely shawl patterns that would look great knit in the remaining 600 yards of yarn. I knit Citron too, but I haven’t blocked it yet. It’s only been completed since last Spring:-).

  12. OMGoodness – I’m not sure what would be “Wollmiese worthy” – I don’t have any at all so I would have to pet and covet and pour over every pattern on Rav looking for just the right thing. I promise to be true and worthy to the luciousness of the “wollmiese” LOL – Melody

  13. I would love to have it to knit a shawl for my sister, we lost our brother this past July and are really dreading the holidays, but if I had this yarn I could let her feel the love that we all shared with my brother for his 55 years of life.

  14. I would fondle it while perusing my shawlettes saved in Favorites and also the Small Shawl Lovers Group posts. And it would be well travelled!

  15. I would make a Moon River scarf. Since I’d have a bit leftover, I’d make a small one for my princess meezer geezer cat, Angel. We’d have “Meowmy and Me” matching scarves. She loves knitted goods in the winter time.

  16. I love the Raku-Regenbogen color way. It’s been on my wish list forever.
    I’m thinking Ishbel, Traveling Woman or a Potager scarf. Thanks Sheri!

  17. I would make one of the pooling stole patterns that Wenat has on Ravelry. The multicolors of the Raku would be perfect …

  18. I would love the Wollmeise to make a cowl or shawlette. The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway. Debbie in Alaska

  19. I think we would need to get to know one another and then decide. Maybe another Haruni. I made one as a gift and it is an awesome pattern. Your Citron is lovely, especially in one of Claudia’s amazing colorways.

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