The Brahmin Moth Shawl is inspired by the Owl Moth, a uniquely patterned moth seen in both North and South America. The moth often looks like there are owl eyes on the wings and back, with dark and light lines on the body for a pronounced striping effect.
The shawl is worked as a series of large mitered squares nested on a slip-stitch edge. On small (3.25mm) needles this creates a tight, angled scarf. On larger (3.75mm) needles it can be a lovely draping shawl. The pattern is available on Ravelry for $5.00. See this beauty in person in three different colorways this coming Saturday at Fall Fiber Festival in Hopkins, MN. Not in Minnesota? We’ll have all three samples in our booth in 2016 as we travel to different shows.
Tomorrow: Throwback Thursday, or how Kathleen “learned” to knit!
2015 is SUCH an exciting and busy Summer, if it seems that at times The ModeKnit Yarn Team of Annie & Kathleen (& Becca part time!) has been incommunicado, it’s because we’re crazy busy. And busy is GOOD!
As we grow our company and develop some wholesale accounts, do more fiber shows and just generally get a better handle on WHAT we’re actually doing, we’ll be making changes and improvements (hopefully the changes WILL be improvements!) on our product and on our website!
We’re changing the put-up of our mini skein sets, and the number of colors included in each set. The Mini Skein Sets are a labor of love and we really enjoy making them, but the truth is, they are pretty labor intensive.
In order to create a better and more consistent product, we’ll be changing the number of colors in each “No Spoilers” set to SIX, and the skein sizes will be 25g (6 skeins x 25g = 150g set) and 50g (6 skeins x 50g = 300g set)
AND WE WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP!
Help us decide WHICH colors we should keep in each mini skein set! Choose your favorite colors and you could WIN a set!
The contest closes on Saturday, July 18th at 11:59 pm. We’ll announce the winners via email and this blog on Monday July 20th.
CHANGE NUMBER TWO
We’ve added a new yarn, ModeLuxe DK, and boy is it DELICIOUS! ModeLuxe DK is a 4-ply 50% Silk / 50% Superwash Merino DK weight blend. If you’ve been to our last few shows, you’ve had the opportunity to see and feel this amazing yarn.