Kits for Stillness Shawl MKAL – Curious Handmade
Kits for Stillness Shawl MKAL – Curious Handmade and Mondim Yarn
We are huge fans of Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade) designs and were thrilled when she asked us to put some kits together for her upcoming Curious Handmade Mystery Knit Along for The Stillness Shawl.
We have put together a few kits comprised of combinations of Mondim yarn - a 100% Portuguese yarn from Retrosaria Each kit consists of 3 complimentary colours of Mondim, together with a free Mondim project bag as a gift. (Please note Mondim bags are now sold out)
The kit does not include the MKAL pattern, which is available for purchase on ravelry. Of course feel free to “choose your own adventure” with other colour combinations of Mondim or contact us if you would like some help choosing colours.
Further details about the Knit- A-long can be found in the listing for the pattern on Ravelry.
Size - One Size
152cm (60”) diameter across top edge
76cm (30”) neck to bottom edge
300g of fingering weight yarn totalling approximately 1098m/1200yds
Helen’s Sample used:
Colour A: 85g (311m/340yds)
Colour B: 70g (256m/280yds)
Colour C: 65g (238m/260yds)
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
18 sts/32 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking
I made a decision at the beginning of June to donate 50% of the profits from the sale of Mondim (the most popular yarn I carry, by far) for the month of June to the Black Health Alliance, a community-led charity I have contributed to in the past, whose aim is improving the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. The proceeds from the sale of any of these kits will also be included in that donation. That said, I have been somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of tying any donation like this to sales - I have tried to find some guidance on this, and I know there are differing views. So while I of course appreciate your support in making a purchase from the shop, I also encourage you, if you are able, to make a donation to an organization doing anti-racism work or work to improve the lives of Black communities.
Through her Instagram feed, Helen has also been sharing other yarn shops and dyers in various countries, who have put together kits for the MKAL or who have yarn that you can use for the design, and I encourage you to check those out as well and share the support!
In Canada, Shani, of Bleu Poussiere (who you know I am a huge fan of) has some lovely fingering weight yarn options in her online shop as well.