Geogradient: Westknits MKAL 2023 - Limited Edition TAWA Bundle
TAWA merino-mulberry silk is the Pichinku “star of the show” yarn and shines especially bright in Westknits patterns!
We’ve had such fun putting together these limited-edition TAWA bundles for the upcoming Geogradient MKAL. AND we’re tossing in a FREE gift with purchase (while supplies last): 1 x naturally dyed, baby alpaca wrap bracelet to accompany you on this 2023 knitting adventure!
“Welcome to the 14th Westknits Mystery Shawl Knit Along (MKAL)! We are going to have so much fun knitting an out of this world shawl design. This year’s shawl will be a geometric explosion of color using a gradient of four colors.”
(first photo © Stephen West)
Pichinku Fibers TAWA merino-mulberry silk (70% merino wool/30% mulberry silk), 3 ply sport-fingering weight, 400 meters (436 yards) per 100-gram skein @ 10% discount
FREE gift with purchase: 1 x naturally dyed, handwoven baby alpaca wrap bracelet, handwoven by the Pichinku girls
The overall shape and dimensions are part of the mystery! There will be an option at the end of the MKAL to customize the size as well if you have extra yarn to make the shawl larger or if you want to stop a bit early for a smaller shawl.
US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
1 spare circular needle the same size or smaller for holding stitches OR waste yarn
4 stitch markers
24 sts & 48 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch before blocking
This kit does not include the pattern. Purchase the pattern directly on Ravelry.
Please note that colors will vary between computer-phone-tablet monitors and dye baths, and though we try our best to post color-accurate photos, variations should be anticipated. For any questions or concerns about color exactness, please contact us!
Natural dyes fade beautifully with time and may run a bit when washed but will retain their vibrancy with proper care. We recommend hand washing in cold water with a drop of pH neutral detergent and laying flat to dry away from direct sunlight.
Why pH neutral detergent?
Most commercial, even all natural detergents, are acidic or alkaline solutions that could alter naturally dyed colors. For example, we use citric acid or lime juice as a modifier to dye bright reds with cochineal. An acidic (or alkaline) detergent can have a similar result, breaking down dyes and changing colors even in the first wash.
Need help finding a pH neutral detergent to care for your naturally dyed yarns? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!