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Almost anyone who knows me will tell you I get the WORST decision paralysis. If you put an endless number of options in front of me, I freeze, barely able to compute them all and definitely incapable of making any actual decision. Yes, I am that irritating dinner companion who looks longingly at your steak after choosing the salad. This is one of the many reasons that ordering a side of chips has become my default because chips are like a decision regret buffer which I'm clearly in need of.
So imagine my delight when I was presented with a two colour shawl by one of my favourite knitwear designers and the yarn to knit it with. It's like the universe heard that I was restless for a new cast on and also knew that I would spend hours trying to come to a decision. The universe has thrown me a bone and I have gladly grabbed it.
I now have in my possession the first heady hit of a new kit that's just launched for pre order. The kit has been created in order to celebrate the forthcoming Swiss Wulle Festival. Organised by Fides of Siidegarte yarns, I was kind of hooked from the moment Fides explained that it will take place in Zug, a beautiful lakeside town with all the medieval charm that continental Europe does so well. In my mind there shall be knitting, alfresco meals by the bucket load and great scenery. So far, I'm sold.
Under the Same Sky is a collaboration with native knitwear designer Nadia Crétin-Léchenne and is a crescent shape shawl that combines lace and garter stitch, using two colour’s of Siide-Fideel, a 50/50 Silk and Merino fingering weight yarn that is hand dyed and sourced locally by Siidegarte. The shawl features a knitted-on border with a beautiful wave edging that lets the silk and handdyed colours really shine.
The kits have just been launched, ready for a knitalong to celebrate Swiss Wulle's love of the fibre arts, the festival’s beautiful location and all the friendship this event has already created. The knitalong is open to everyone and there will be prizes for finished, photographed shawls (see further KAL details here). Kits are now available for preorder from the Swiss Wulle website, and cost 62 SFR. Each kit contains:
- 2 skeins of Siide-Fideel
- A printed copy of the pattern (available in English, French and German)
- A Swiss Wulle Festival Tote bag (keep an eye on the Swiss Wulle instagram account for sneak peek of what to expect very soon)
Orders will ship in mid July, ready for the 1st August cast on date. Available colour options are:
My colour options are Silberdistel and Himelsröösli which will surprise no one I'm sure. I'm getting ready to cast on once I'm finished here so you can get a sneak peek of the yumminess in progress over on Instagram (where I'm @aplayfulday) very soon.
No chip regret buffer needed for this knitter!