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New Pattern & Kit: Black Woman Magic Suede, Silk, and Yak Shawl

August 5, 2014

 

I’ve been sick this week and I spent my recovery time creating this fantabulous shawl for you that you can get as a kit right HERE.

If you’ve hung out with Darn Good Yarn for any amount of time, you know that I love easy projects that don’t require too much planning because Darn Good Yarn’s fabulous fibers and yarns speak for themselves. I made this super cute shawl with outrageously lush fringe and pulled it together as a kit for you. This would look cute worn as a typical shawl (around the shoulders) or with traditional back worn in front and then wrapped around your neck. You could also pin and tie it around leggings for a whimsical look perfect for an afternoon music festival in the park.

So, this super simple pattern looks like this:

Grab your size 19 circulars (my cord was about 2 feet)

Then loosely cast on 25 with your yak wool. For each row after, k1, ktf&b, then knit until you have two stitches left on your row, ktf&b, k1

Work both hanks of yak up until you have a small handful of the yarn left and bind off.

Weave in any ends.

Now, the fun part. Make some fringe from the suede and silk.  The pictured shawl shows 3 feet lengths because I wanted it to have some cool drama but you should play around until you find what you love. This kit will come with all the yarn you need (2 hanks of black yak wool from Nepal, Reclaimed Suede Ribbon, and Nighttime Rainbow Recycled Silk Yarn)

xoxoxo  Nicole

 

How to Wear a Sari Skirt Video

July 21, 2014

Have you been wanting to get a sari skirt, but thought you might end up in tangles trying to tie it?  Well, worry no more!  Nicole shows you how to tie your sari skirt in several ways (as a dress, as a shawl, as a skirt, and a few more…these are SO versatile) in this fantastic video.


 

These sari skirts are one of a kind so just make sure to tell us what colors you want and don’t want when you order and our shipping staff will fill your request!

xo Jessica