I'm pleased to announce that MAINE Knits is 56% funded! A huge thank you to all 259 of you who have pledged thus far! Let's keep this momentum going! I wanted to share a little bit about Simple Shawls, one of the Kickstarter gifts...
MAINE Knits has been in the planning stages for some time. When I first began thinking about what kinds of gifts I could offer up for a Kickstarter, I knew I wanted to do a set of patterns or an ebook that would initially be exclusive to backers. On more than one occasion friends and relations have admired my shawl patterns only to say in the next breath, "I'd love to make a shawl." In other words, there are a lot of knitters out there that haven't gone down the shawl rabbit hole and were looking for an approachable shawl pattern.
My goal for Simple Shawls was to create a collection of patterns that were approachable enough for a beginning shawl knitter, but interesting and beautiful enough for a more advanced knitter. What came about was four shawl patterns. They are "In Like a Lion," "Out Like a Lamb," "Flora," and "Seed." Each can be knit at any gauge in any weight yarn (though the yardage stated in the pattern is for the gauge and weight that the sample is knit in, and your yardage requirements will change when you change yarns.) The collection includes multiple shapes, shawls knit top down, bottom up and sideways, an asymmetrical shawl, lace weight, fingering weight, worsted weight, texture, stockinette, garter stitch and lace. Four great shawk patterns to have in your library.
Right now the collection is only available to backers. Once MAINE Knits is funded, backers will receive a download code for the ebook. Your generosity means a lot to this passion project of mine!