Friday, July 14, 2017

Feel Good Yarn Co: Kumori Shawl + Giveaway

I am excited to reveal my latest shawl design, Kumori. Laurie from Feel Good Yarn Company had contacted me asking if I would be interested in a collaboration. She asked me to design something with a new yarn that she had been working on for her yarn line. We had a great talk on the phone and I learned a lot about her yarn company. I couldn't wait to get my hands on her new yarn.

The yarn is SilverSpun® Silk and all 9 colors are naturally dyed. The lace weight yarn is a blend of 70% Combed Cotton  / 17% Tussah silk / 6% Silver / 7% Nylon. Yes, there is a strand of real silver entwined in the yarn. The hard part for me was choosing a color. I am a fan of naturally dyed yarns. I finally settled on the color, Cloud Burst. In my opinion, you can not go wrong with grey. The color and the name of the yarn actually inspired the name for the shawl. Kumori means cloudy in Japanese.

Feel Good Yarn Company says "The silver content in SilverSpun® makes it therapeutic and conductive. Silver inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria, has excellent thermal properties, is nontoxic and is quite beneficial for those suffering from diabetes, arthritis and sensitive skin. Silver is also an excellent conductive agent allowing Smartphone or tablet touch screen use while wearing gloves knit from the yarn. The silver is permanently adhered to the yarn and will not wash out."
The yarn is crisp and excellent for stitch definition. With 800 yards to play with, I knew I wanted to make a large shawl. I chose to design a shawl with a Shetland style construction where the center triangle is knit first. Then the rest of the shawl is worked outwards.
This is how I blocked this shawl. The top edge is stretched and pinned in a straight line. Then I stretched and pinned out each picot. I block very aggressively. Shawls can take it. Trust me.
The resulting shape is a crescent shaped shawl. It drapes beautifully over the shoulders. The SilverSpun® Silk creates a light and airy shawl. The yarn really blocks out beautifully. The cotton and silk has a lovely feel to it.
You can get the pattern HERE from my Ravelry store. Or you can purchase the pattern and the yarn directly from Feel Good Yarn Company.

GIVEAWAY
Edited to add a GRAND PRIZE: Thanks to the generosity of Feel Good Yarn Company. They are offering 1 skein of SilverSpun® Silk to one lucky winner. Winner chooses the color and will also receive a pattern.

I am going to give away 2 copies of my Kumori pattern to 2 lucky knitters along with the Grand Prize to 1 lucky knitter. To enter, please leave a comment with your favorite color of SilverSpun® Silk. Giveaway ends on July 21, 2017 at Midnight EDT. Be sure to leave a email or Ravelry name for me to contact you. 

Grand Prize: 1 skein of SilverSpun® Silk and Kumori pattern.
2nd Prize: Kumori pattern
3rd Prize: Kumori pattern. 

20 comments:

AtPlayWithFiber said...

I have to say my favorite would be the color you picked, Cloud Burst. :) My Ravelry name is AtPlayWithFiber

YogaNan knits, too... said...

I looked at the colors and your design yesterday, and I'm torn between that lovely grey and the blue. All are gorgeous! And your design is perfect. Adding this to my wishlist :-).

Kenneth Fischer said...

Lovely shawl. I think the Calm Sage is my favorite of the colors, with Cloud Burst my second. I always like things that are the color of rain. I'm Catspawlace on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Love the grey color . Pattern is awesome . My Ravelry is , suedavis52

Catherine Handler said...

I think the Indigo is just beautiful but so are all the colors. This is a wonderful shawl and the yarn looks wonderful as well. My email is cahandler@gmail.com

Lee said...

Angela, the shawl is just beautiful! As for the yarn, hard to choose, but Indigo would be my favorite! Mamagiff in Ravelry

Sally said...

Wow, this is a fabulous shawl in a stunning yarn. Favourite colour is Cloud Burst & I agree, this beautiful grey would look great with anything. piri127 on Rav

Bertha said...

Cloud Burst is definitely my favorite though the sage color is a close second. This is a beautiful shawl for this yarn! (Bertha on Rav!)

Alli said...

What special yarn and a beautiful pattern! My favorite color is natural- and my email is allisoleil@gmail.com .

Lynn Anne said...

What a lovely shawl, and modeled so well! All the yarn colors are wonderful, making a choice difficult, though I guess I'll go with Dusty Rose for a soft look. I am laknits on Ravelry.

Arlene Baron said...

Your shawl is beautiful! I love the design and the way the yarn drapes. My favorite color is Indigo, a beautiful blue. I like the fact that the design looks good with everything! My Raverly name is Arlenebaron. I would love to be a winner!

Courtney said...

Lovely design and so stunning in the cloud burst! That one is my favorite, but all of the colors are lovely. I am dixiekins on ravelry.

Shelia said...

The shawl is gorgeous and I would love to knit it. Slaw0514@aol.com

Cheryl Clemons said...

I really like the Tera Cotta color - Ravelry ID is clemons3781

moned said...

The Brick Dust is gorgeous! It would suit this lovely pattern!

Alwynn said...

Love the Brick Dust! My Ravelry name is Alwynn.

Julessomeone said...

Calm seas and the pattern are gorgeous! Iahawk89 on ravelry

DavidA said...

Indigo! the blue with the silver looks beautiful. . . and the Kumori Shawl -- another fantastic design that will be added to my knitting queue.
(ravelry:davetony)

Karen said...

My favorites are either Terra Cotta or Cloud Burst....probably the latter since it's more neutral The yarn is beautiful, and I love your shawl pattern. I'm July Kit Kat on Ravelry.

Laurel Luchsinger said...

Beautiful pattern! Any color would be lovely , I do love that silvery grey you used. Raverly name: LaurelFaye