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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

St Aubin's Bay - Intro Offer

Last March I was invited to teach at the Jersey Textile showcase at the Harbour Gallery in St Aubin's, Jersey. While I was there I bought 2 skeins of String Theory Caper Sock from Fig Tree Yarns (I can't find the website at the moment) which is based in Jersey. A few days before we left for Yorkshire in September I cast on for this shawl. I had a rough idea of what I wanted but I did largely design on the go. It was a very quick knit and I finished it in a week.

Because I bought this yarn in St Aubin and the shallow crescent shape of this shawl reminds me of St Aubin's Bay in Jersey, I decided to call the shawl St Aubin's Bay.

St Aubin's Bay has irregular stripes, eyelet rows and two short row wedges. I recommend wrap & turn short rows but because you're working in garter stitch there is no need to pick up your wraps. I usually do because I prefer to but I know many knitters who don't.

I finished the shawl off with my favourite picot beaded cast/bind off. The beads are added using the crochet hook method (video demo). I used 6mm miracle beads for the picot edge. I've worn this shawl a few times already. It's lovely and squishy and big. Perfect to wrap around my neck on a chilly day.

Until midnight GMT Sunday 16 November 2014, St Aubin's Bay is 30% off in my Ravelry store. No coupon code needed. The discount will be taken off automatically at the check out. So now you just need to choose two fabulous colours of sock yarn. You need 2 skeins of 100gr/400yds each.

Happy knitting x

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