Join us for an Om Shawl Knit-Along!

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One of our favourite additions to the store this year has been Woolstok yarn from Blue Sky Fibers.  This worsted-weight yarn is strong and sturdy but gently plied to give it lightness, loft, and a soft hand. Rich in character with excellent stitch definition, Woolstok is a workhorse yarn that’s easy to love. A dream to knit with and available in a beautiful palette of slightly heathered colourways, it’s perfect for everything from accessories to sweaters.

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The first project we decided to knit with this wooly goodness was Andrea Mowry’s Om Shawl – and we couldn’t be happier with the result.  With colour and technique changes throughout, the wrap is entertaining to knit and a gorgeous, versatile addition to any winter wardrobe.  After a light steam blocking of the finished wrap, the fabric softened and relaxed but retained body and loft – exactly what one wants from a 100% wool yarn! We opted for shades of grey with a pop of chartreuse for our store sample but the sky’s the limit when it comes to colour-play with this pattern. Need inspiration? Click here to browse amazing versions of this project on Ravelry.  

Here’s designer Andrea Mowry’s version of the wrap…

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(Photo: Andrea Mowry)

We will be running our Om Shawl Knit-Along as both an in-store and virtual event (through Ravelry) beginning January 26th. If you are able to join us in the shop, we will meet for 4 consecutive Thursdays – January 26, February 2, 9, and 16 – from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. No need to register (this is a free activity), simply come in on those dates ready to cast on and knit the Om Shawl among friends.

We will open an Om Shawl KAL thread in our Ravelry group a few days before the knit-along start date. We invite you to join us there (even if you are knitting with us in-store) to indicate your intention to participate and to chatter and share photos of works in progress.

UPDATE: The “Introductions & Chatter” thread for the Om Shawl KAL has now been created in our Ravelry group HERE.

If you complete your Om Shawl by March 2nd and upload your photo to the finished object thread for this knit-along in our Ravelry group, you will have a chance to win an Espace Tricot Eco Tote and a Woolstok 21-Colour Slouch Kit! The winner will be chosen via random number generator from the finished object thread (one entry per person only please).

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We hope you’ll join us!

The Om Shawl can be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry HERE.

SHOP Woolstok in our webstore! (Note: Select colours also available in 150g skeins.)
Don’t see the colour you need? New stock will be arriving soon!

And, by the way, even though we love Woolstok yarn for this wrap, any worsted to aran yarn will work depending on the weight, drape, and colour story you’re looking for.

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–  Melissa

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12 thoughts on “Join us for an Om Shawl Knit-Along!

  1. Nathalie says:

    Le patron n’est pas gratuit….comment je fais pour l’avoir? How can I have the free pattern…..I clicl on the link and I have to pay
    Thanks

    • espacetricot says:

      Bonjour Nathalie,

      Malheureusement ce patron n’est pas gratuit – si vous voulez le tricoter, il faut acheter le patron. Nous sommes toujours reconnaissantes d’un patron gratuit, mais en même temps nous aimerions patronner les designers indépendantes.

      Cordialement,
      Mona

  2. Melanie says:

    Would love to join & start this project, but seems lengthly… How many hours of knitting do you estimate this project will take?

    • espacetricot says:

      Dear Melanie,

      It is a bigger project, that is true. I did find it very entertaining though, since you get to do either change the color or the the technique quite frequently. Even the middle part, which is the largest, is not too bad – because you see the progress marked by the purl rows.

      How many hours of knitting? That really depends how fast a knitter you are! I don’t mean to sound flippant, but I am a fast knitter, and worked this shawl up quickly, so if I tell you my hours that skews the truth for you. I am sure though, that the six weeks the KAL allows are enough to finish the project for anyone who is committed to do it.

      If you LOVE the shawl, don’t let the size prevent you from participating!

      Mona

  3. Ruth Loiselle says:

    Oui j’aimerais bien tricoter ce châle . Je crois que j’aimerais avoir une version du patron en français. Est-ce possible?
    Ruth Loiselle

    • espacetricot says:

      Bonjour Ruth,

      Malheureusement ce patron payant est seulement disponible en Anglais. Par contre, il y a des instructions graphiques pour le tricot en couleurs, et si on connais que k = tricoter à l’endroit et p = tricoter à l’envers le patron n’est pas très compliqué.

      Mona

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Cindy,

      Great – happy to have you! Just a quick note: The Thursday meetings for the KAL are not really a class, though there is someone to help you if needed!

      Best,
      Mona

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