It's time for a knit-along with Marly Bird! We'll be knitting the Textured Triangle Shawl designed by Diane Moyer. The shawl is made using Soft Essentials yarn, available at Michaels stores. Every Wednesday for four weeks starting May 3 you'll receive a video tutorial from Marly to follow along with the written pattern and knit the shawl. Use the hashtag #MarlyBirdKAL to share your projects! A knit-along, or KAL, is a group of people coming together to knit the same project in the same timeframe. If you start late or knit slower, that’s OK! All of the material will stay available for free.
Pick up your supplies now so you'll be ready to go when the KAL starts! Use the promo code KALMARLY20 from April 6-20, 2017 for 20% off purchases of Soft Essentials yarn on redheart.com.
Shawl measures 70" [178 cm] at widest top edge and 30" [76 cm] at longest point at center back, so it's one-size-fits-all.
- RED HEART Soft Essentials: 3 balls in color of your choice
- Susan Bates Circular Knitting Needle: 8mm [US 11], 29" [74 cm] long
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
The original shawl in the written pattern was made in the color 7420 Charcoal. Marly is knitting one in 7520 Teal, and the Red Heart team will be sharing photos of one in 7405 Greyhound. Any color of Soft Essentials works for this shawl.
Each week we'll have a new video from Marly showing how to knit the section for that week. Follow along with the free PDF pattern . To get notified as soon as the video is posted, subscribe to Marly's YouTube channel.
Week 1 Wednesday, May 3
Garter Tab, Set-Up Rows, Section One
Week 2 Wednesday, May 10
Week 3 Wednesday, May 17
Week 4 Wednesday, May 24
Section Four and Finishing
Post your progress pictures each week in the Marly Bird KAL Facebook group to be entered for a chance to win a $25 prize pack! We'll choose one winner each week for the prize pack. One week after the final video is posted we'll ask you to share a photo of your finished shawl, and we'll choose 3 winners to each win a $50 prize pack from everyone who finished.
To enter: Post your picture of your in-progress shawl in the Facebook group before Tuesday at 11:59pm Mountain Time (Marly's time zone) to be entered. Winners will be announced on Wednesdays.
Week 1: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, May 9; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Wednesday, May 10
Week 2: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, May 16; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Wednesday, May 17
Week 3: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, May 23; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Wednesday, May 24
Week 4: Post your completed shawl picture by Tuesday, May 30; 3 winners of $50 prize packs announced Wednesday, May 31