3.02.2015

Phi For You!

Yeah!  By this time most of this year's M Club members have received their first package and it is time to release the pattern that goes with it so they can get knitting!

Ready for Phi for You?
Here's what the M Club Members received...
Yarn: One AMAZING skein of caterpillargreen yarns, MCN Fingering Shawl Striping in the Phi Colorway (exclusive to the M Club for one year) (see more about this below!)
Notions: Approx. 45 grams Size 6 glass seed beads, and super floss
Extras: All natural lip scrub to exfoliate and moisten your lips!
Goodies: Suckers from Yummy Earth
For the 4th MKAL: A mini skein from Gynx Yarns! (put this in a safe place!)

About the yarn... this might be the most interesting and coolest collaboration I've ever worked on!  I found out about CaterpillarGreen when at Knit Social last year in Vancouver... Stephanie couldn't stop talking about SELF STRIPING SHAWL YARN at dinner, and of course I made her show me the next morning!  Without realizing how coveted this yarn was I asked Cat (Caterpillargreen's dyer/owner) if we could work together on a project and she said YES!
 I designed a top-down Half-Pi Shawl with crescent shaping and then Cat took my spreadsheet and dyed self-striping yarn for it based on the Golden Ratio (Phi). She sent me photos (see below) while we worked on it....there were spreadsheets, and late night e-mails, and a lot of excitement while we worked it out. It was SUPER hard to keep this project secret!
The knitting of Phi for You is relatively simple... I wanted the color to be doing all the work here... there are little touches, like an integrated i-cord edging with elongated stitches so it doesn't get tight, and an intriguing beaded bottom border that makes me feel a little swoony with it's simple elegance...
Phi for You is only available to 2015 M Club members and will be released to the public in March of 2016.... I've got a Mystery KAL coming up (info releases April 1st) that all will be available for all to participate in, whether you are in the M Club or not!

20 comments:

  1. Very exciting and beautiful!! Can't wait to start :))

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    1. WOOT! Can't wait to see it fly off your needles!

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  2. I LOVE everything about this first exciting M-Club project!
    Thanks dear Laura! :)

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    1. YEAH! I am thrilled you are excited!!!!

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  3. Yes!!! So excited to start knitting this today after work. :)). happy happy joy joy!!

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  4. oh my laura, i can't believe this gets to be mine! it is perfection!!!

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    1. I know... I can't believe the dyer agreed to this project with me! So glad you are thrilled!

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  5. The yarn, the colors, the pattern and beads....stunning, just completely stunning. So excited to start!! :) :) Thanks Laura <3 <3

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    1. Aw... YEAH! You are going to have a blast knitting it!

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  6. Wow, squee, and everything else complimentary. That is a drop-everything-else project.

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  7. I don't get to play with this project until mid-April :( It's beautiful and I can't wait to get my fingers on the yarn and pattern. As always, Laura, thank you your hard work.

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    1. It will be there when you are ready!!!! Thankyou!!!

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  8. Divine! Makes me think spring even though I am surrounded by snow. Love the pattern, love the yarn and love the beads! YAY!

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  9. So excited!!!! I love the whole idea of this project - the design, the math it took, the yarn, the dying, the beads, the pattern...everything!!! I was gone all weekend, so I will begin winding my yarn tonight after the day's work and chores - I hope I get some sleep tonight as this project looks soooo addicting!!!

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  10. How do I become a member? I'd love to knit this shawl

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    1. Aw, sorry! Club sign-ups closed in November... you can sign up for my newsletter and then you'll hear when they open next year!
      http://www.nelkindesigns.com/index.cfm/listJoin?mlistid=85

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