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Skeino Moon Shawl Kit

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me to review by Stitchcraft Marketing and Skeino. The opinions in this post and blog are entirely mine, and I was not otherwise paid, compensated, contracted, or obligated to review this product.

In the beginning of this year, Skeino sent me this beautiful Moon Shawl Kit to review. I picked the White-Silver colorway, and I was really excited to show it off, so I did a mini Show and Tell here: Giant Squoosh Yarn from Skeino.



Yarn: Moon Yarn I-cord construction (68% Featherlight Baby Alpaca/10% Fine Merino/22% Nylon)
Bulky weight, 120 yds/skein

Pattern: Moon Shawl (Free Pattern)

The pattern calls for 600 yds (9 oz/258g) of the yarn, and US Size 11 knitting needles. Because my garter stitch gauge tends to be a little loose, I used US Size 10 needles instead. The pattern is available for free, and it's really easy--simply decreasing on one side, increasing on the other to keep the same stitch count, just switching yarn colors for the gradient effect. It's truly a potato-chip knitting project, you just keep knitting and knitting on autopilot.

The yarn is very lightweight, but warm and soft. You can see in the picture how it looks like single-ply yarn, and it's as lofty as well, but it's surprisingly resilient. I'm embarrassed to say that I had to rip out few times because my "Mommy Brain" couldn't keep the right row counts, but the yarn held up great! I have used single-ply yarn enough times to know that if I did the same to those, the yarn would've fallen apart after once or twice of ripping.


I have a few more rows to completely finish the shawl, but it has been a pleasure to work on this project and I can't wait to finish and wear during the June Gloom season here in Southern California. 



The giant squoosh yarn from Skeino

Reviews, WIPs & FOsJean ChungComment

A couple of weeks ago, I received a beautiful package from Skeino, with their Moon Shawl pattern, to play with and review. 

I haven't cast on yet and will review once I'm done, but I had to take many many pictures of this beautiful packaging before I unskein and ball it up. The yarn is 68% Featherlight Baby Alpaca, 10% Fine Merino and 22% Nylon blend. I am a huge fan of alpaca yarns (In fact, my very first self published pattern was done in an alpaca blend yarn), and this one does not disappoint. I can't wait to cast on. 

FO: Campside Shawl

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Mommy's postpartum project: Campside Shawl, designed by Alicia Plummer for Pom Pom Quarterly | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel

Mommy's postpartum project: Campside Shawl, designed by Alicia Plummer for Pom Pom Quarterly | Handmade Fashion at Candy & Bagel

I finished my shawl last week and have been wearing it everyday! It's perfect to throw on before going to ballet or at night when I'm reading by the window.