Thursday, June 02, 2011

Announcing The OPYF June KAL - Shipwreck Shawl

Shipwreck Shawl by Bethany Kok

I know, his is a big project, but it is so beautiful.  I saw the finished pattern at my LYS Tempe Yarn.  It was beautiful.  One of the employee's has MS and knitted it as a raffle prize to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  I duly purchased a ticket, and lost.

This pattern was created by Bethany Kok in 2009.  She is a very talented young designer.  Bethany has a blog here at knittingharpy and welcomes you to follow her.

So now a I have Shipwreck envy.  I couldn't stand it.  And then a friend of mine came over and told me she was going to make this shawl and picked out an OPYF yarn for it.  What a great time to start this project!   My friend is highly experienced knitter who knows how to knit lace.  I, am an awful lace knitter.  "Ah ha," I said.  This will be the next KAL!

The other good news about this pattern is that it is a FREE download from  Here is the link to the Shipwreck Shawl pattern.  

I have decided to use the new yarn from Handmaiden Fine Yarns called Marrakesh.  The color I chose to use is named Spruce.

Now, knowing how often I have trouble with lace, I am giving until the end of the year to finish this project.  That will give me some time to throw in some other KALs along the way.


PS- If you want to use this yarn for your shipwreck Shawl, please email me and I will send you a discount code that is good through the month of June.


alannaofdoom said...

Oh, this is a great pattern! I did this last year as a Christmas gift for my mom. It was my first "real" lace project. Don't worry: once you get started, it's much easier than it looks.

knittin_fool54 said...

this is so darn gorgeous. I will knit along as well.

One Planet said...

Hi All,
I have made it to the 7th row of the second pattern part. I probably need to sew in a lifeline in case I need to frog instead of tink. This is what my friend who is knitting along with me said I should do. I have put it aside for a few days as this trip back east has left me with a lower concentration level. I'll work on it again while flying home tomorrow.