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. 🙂

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. Something yummy and lacy and most likely in the scarf family! I would cherish it…one of Claudia’s colors and leftovers from Sheri!

  2. I have seen your Citron shawl at Loopy HQS and it’s even prettier in person than your picture shows. It inspired me to knit a Citron out of Spirit Trail merino that is almost done (paprika in color). I would love to have your leftovers to make a shawlette – maybe Traveling Woman or Just Enough Ruffles. Thanks!

  3. I love Haruni, but I think that this yarn might be too busy. Looks perfect for a Traveling Woman shawl, and I might change it so it’s not as deep but more scarf-like.

  4. I would love to have some Wollmeise Lace! I just recent discovered my love for knitting lace, but have not done anything in lace weight, so what better way than with Wollmeise Lace. Maybe the Ishbel shawl.

  5. Autumnal by Angelique Bochnak. It just popped into my head when I was looking at your Citron, as the colors look like fall to me!! It would be my first Wollmeise ever! I would be thrilled, of course!! Thank you for your generosity.

  6. Beautiful Fall yarn/pattern pairing 🙂 Haven’t tried this yarn.
    I’d aim for a set until the yarn ran out based on lace leaves and mini-cables, contrast coloured in places.

    •Leafy lace and cable pulse warmers as a wearable swatch
    •Plain MC house socks with sideways Leafy mini cuffs from swatch
    •Lace cap adapting Spin•Off Horseshoe Cap (less tham 30g) to leaves
    •Scarflette/Kerchief on a Gail/Nightsong leafy theme until yarn ends

    Great chance to take my new B. Walker Treasury/Lace set for a spin.

  7. I would give this to LU-A, a good friend of mine who after this week, deserves such a wonderful surprise! I can see her making a scarf or cowl.

  8. A lacy tribute to Autumn, That is what I would make out of it…for the chilly mornings a shawl which becomes a scarf as the day warms. Those colors bliss me out.

  9. I would love to knit with Wollmeise since it’s so hard to get my hands on it! I would probably knit some wonderful lacey scarf to wear and show-off at my “Close Knit Group” at my senior center. Thanks for your generous give-away!

  10. I would love to have the cake of yarn. I would knit a Traveling Woman with it. And I might be able to keep it as the last two were gifted because the women fell in love with them as I was showing them off.

    Thank you for considering me.

  11. Quite possibly an Aeolian shawlette (from Knitty) — though quite possibly one of Wendy Johnson’s Tranverse shawls because the pattern’s simple enough to let the yarn shine.

  12. I have wanted to make Annis ever since I saw it come out. I also want to make Beaded Beauty, which is a tiny little lace nothing of a scarf. I could easily make 2 of them with what is left over from Annis!

  13. I would knit something to make you and Claudia proud. Something simple, to show the beautiful colors, and at the same time, using every bit of the beautiful yarn.

  14. I would make a couple of smoke rings…one to keep and one as a gift! You have a few patterns that would look lovely!

  15. A lacy wrap, perhaps Traveling Roses Lace Scarf made wider, or Fern Frost, a pattern I am longing to make!! Or perhaps the Falling Water Lace Scarf, made wider into a lovely warm and beautifully colored wrap!

    Wendy

  16. Your Citron shawl is beautiful!!! If had 600 yds of Wollmeise lace I would most definitely knit a shawl, but deciding which one would be the hard part…hmmmmm!

  17. ooo! ooo! Pick me! I’ve seen that Citron in the shop and have admired the colors very much! I would definitely knit a small neck shawl/scarf. Possibly one of the sideways ones like Argante.

  18. Love your shawl..
    I think I might make Ishbel if I won the yarn. I have had the pattern for some time but haven’t knit it up yet!

  19. Beautiful colors…I’d knit Haruni if I won the yarn. I’m just venturing into lace and it’s seriously addicting! 🙂

  20. I’d make a little “Scaruffle” for myself and still have enough left over to make a lacy little hat for my little girl.

  21. I’d definitely knit up a shawlette for our friend who lives in Haiti and lost many friends and family members, including her fiance, yet gets up every day since the first to help others who are homeless, hungry and hurting. God bless that girl, she deserves the world!

  22. I would knit a Travelling Woman shawl with it. I’ve had that one in my queue for awhile, just waiting for the perfect yarn!

  23. So many wonderful shawl ideas in these comments! I started reading them and soon discarded my original plan, then discRded the next one, then …… So, if I win this Well-Traveled Yarn, I will just read through this whole list and pick one that someone else suggested! Can’t wait:)

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