We're very keen on all things cosy right now - winter in the UK seems to shift a bit later every year which is great for us knitters and crocheters who love to bundle up in our handmade pieces. Or is that just me?! 

With this in mind Ruth McKeon aka Knitterarium's latest shawl pattern release is really striking a chord with me! It's a big semi-circle shawl which has both lace and cosy garter stitch sections, and rather unusually it's made in aran weight yarn. You don't see that many shawls in aran, but when it's properly cold outside this is exactly the kind of accessory you want around your neck. Not to mention how quick it is to knit!! 

The pattern is HERE on Ravelry and there's a 20% discount on it until midnight (Irish time) on the 11th of Feb (no code needed).  

The yarn used is our Pendle Aran - that's our superwash merino (we use cruelty-free/ethical merino, always) and it's both soft and cuddly as well as having decent drape. I really can't recommend it enough to be honest - I have a cowl neck jumper I made years ago in it and I still live in it in winter, and it still looks new! 

Anyway, so yeah - yarn. The colours Ruth has used are Stone, Stonechat, and Thunder. We may not have them in stock as you're reading this but we do have lots of other lovely shades in - you can see them HERE. We'll be taking the shawl and those specific colours of the yarn to Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March. :)


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