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Livonia Shawl KAL: Winter 2022

Welcome to the Blue Sky Fibers Livonia Shawl Knit Along (KAL)!

Welcome to the Blue Sky Fibers Livonia Shawl Knit Along (KAL)! The Livonia Shawl is packed full of beautiful cables and is ideal for cool weather. The pattern is knit on the bias by creating bands of cables and garter stitch, making it both interesting to knit and eye-catching to wear. Designed in soft and luxurious Skyland - a blend of 40% Fine Highland Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca and 30% Silk - the project calls for five skeins in a single colorway. The finished shawl is approximately 34" by 52 1/2" by 62" after blocking.

We have kits available in 10 different colors of Skyland, as well as a wide selection of Woolstok if you'd like something woolier!

In addition to your yarn, you will need a US 7 size circular knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) with at least a 30" cable, stitch markers are optional but helpful and a tapestry needle.

This is a great project for intermediate knitters, but beginners should not be deterred! There are not many techniques introduced in this pattern and are all easy to learn. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to cable with confidence, and we have tutorials to help you along the way!

The pattern is available on the Blue Sky Fibers website and Ravelry. The event will run from February 14th through March 31st.

Woman standing in a field wearing a light gray Livonia Shawl looking into the distance.

Schedule:  February 14th - March 31st

The Story Behind the Name: Read a brief background story on the Livonia Shawl.

Community:  Join us as we celebrate this very special project! We will have lots of activity on Instagram, Facebook and Ravelry throughout the KAL! We would also love to see you during Open Table on Mondays (6-8pm), Thursdays (6-8pm) and Saturdays (12-2pm)!

Blue Sky Fibers has a blog post with all of their information as well. Check it out here and spend a little time exploring their site - it's beautiful and full of inspiration!

Assistance:  If you want to participate but have never cabled or done a project like this, consider signing up for a Knitting BYOP Bundle!

Tutorials: We also have video tutorials available with tips and tricks to help you work through your project. Below are some we think will be particularly helpful for this pattern!

As you work on your project, we would love if you share your progress by tagging us on Instagram and/or Facebook @michiganfineyarns and using our project hashtags #michiganfineyarns #MFYkal. You can also join us during open table times at the shop and knit with fellow makers!

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