Stitchy news! May has arrived, heralding the beginning of the Crafts from the Cwtch Makealong. And I'm joining in! This will be the first time I've ever participated in any sort of -along. For this one, the goal is to knit or crochet a neck accessory that will challenge your skills and teach you something new. Over on her blog, Sarah's been sharing cheeky discounts for some gorgeous knit and crochet patterns. I've decided to tackle the divine Pebble Beach Shawlette that's been in my queue since Unwind. It'll be my circular needle debut and my first ever knitted shawl. Cannot wait to get stuck in.
I've even splashed out on new yarn for the occasion, which is a bit of a rarity. Ordinarily, I like to just work from my stash, but I didn't have anything that would work with the pattern. Normally I'm a yarn first, pattern later kinda gal, so this is a whole different kettle of fish.
I plumped for two glorious skeins of Shilasdair Luxury 4ply in Atlantic Spray. It's an unusual merino, cashmere, baby camel and mohair blend, dyed with stunning indigo tones. Have you ever used this yarn before? It's new to me, but I thought it would match the pattern well.
I'm gonna cast on today and will keep you updated!