Fickle Knitter's Ballerina Shawl KAL

Posted on Mar 09, 2012. 1 comment

Photography by Patrick Hough

Click here to join the Ballerina Shawl KAL on ravelry!

Charlottesmom is hosting a Knit Along for the newest Fickle Knitter Design pattern, the Ballerina Shawl. The Ballerina Shawl is made using 455 yards of fingering weight yarn on Size US8 needles. The pattern is great for beginners and the KAL atmosphere is fun and a great way to dive into knitting lace shawls.

Click here to purchase your copy of the Ballerina Shawl.
The pattern is available for $7 for immediate delivery to your inbox.

Knitted Wit, the dyer behind the beautiful Featherweight yarn pictured in the photo above is running a special for KALers. Use the code KAL10 at checkout to recieve 10% off your kit here.

The Ballerina Shawl pattern would not have been possible without Lorajean’s very generous yarn support and keeping my dyers happy keeps me in business and you in yarn. The yarn is a featherweight made from 100% Rambouillet sourced from sheep farmers in the US. It blooms and softens up incredibly after a nice soak in wool wash.

It wasn’t until I read Clara Parkes’ The Knitter’s Book of Wool that I realized that Rambouillet is a merino breed. The Spaniards were very protective over their highly coveted Merino and a sheep or two was smuggled out of Spain into the French court. And that today kids is how we have beautiful Rambouillet wool! History lesson is now over. Go buy some yarn.

The incredible photography was made possible by Patrick Hough with sincere thanks to Theresa Knudson, Principal Dancer, Holly Gold, Event Producer, and Lois Ellyn, Artistic Director, Nouveau Chamber Ballet, Fullerton, CA.

Don't worry If you're not able to participate in the Ballerina Shawl KAL! I'm hosting another KAL next month with Roxanne of Zen Yarn Garden.

Click here for more info on Fickle Zen Mystery KAL #2. And here is the original blog post about the 2nd Fickle Zen Mystery KAL.

Totally awesome
Hope to see ya'll in the forums KALing soon!


  • Posted by Lyssa on Mar 10, 2012

    The ballerinas are lovely, but really…it’s photos like that last one that keep me coming back for more. Keep on keepin’ it real.

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