Wadena – A Sneak Peek…AND a CEY KAL

Everyone loves a sneak peek, right? We all know that one of the best parts of going to the movies is seeing the trailers for upcoming movies (and maybe the popcorn). I know the same is true with knitters and patterns. We all want to see what is coming up (so we can start dreaming about what we want to cast on next). In that spirt, I decided to show you one of the shawls in our upcoming collection - Wadena.

Wadena (part of our Classic Fall collection, due out in September) is a crescent shaped shawl knit in three colors of Majestic Tweed that is simple, fun and stylish - the kind of wrap that everyone will want to include in their wardrobe. Something to throw on as you are running out the door on cool September mornings that are coming our way soon. Or maybe as an accessory to an outfit for those of you who work in cold offices. And of course - as a cold weather accessory that brings a pop of color to a traditional coat.

After many of us here at the office of Classic Elite Yarns decided to make the Wadena for ourselves, we thought it would be fun to make it an Office Knit-A-Long during the month of September. And then it hit us - why not invite all of you to join us!

I can almost see you guys clicking over to Ravelry to download the pattern – but don’t go quite yet…I have more to tell you about the KAL.

A few of you are probably thinking ‘That’s a beautiful shawl…but I am allergic to Angora’ or ‘I’m not sure if my LYS carries Majestic Tweed.’ That’s ok. You can still join us. You can use any current CEY yarn to knit your shawl and still qualify for the KAL. Our design team has given us a few suggestions for substitutions - Blackthorn, Chalet, Chateau, La Gran, MinnowMerino or Wynter. You can also double a yarn like Alpaca Sox or Fresco to get gauge. Or even still…knit it at a smaller gauge, like I am (Fresco single). My shawl will be a little smaller, but that’s ok because it’s a shawl. In other words…there are a lot of options!

You know what else is great? There are three exciting prizes! Winners will be drawn at random from all qualified participants.

Grand Prize — Copy of Unwind (CEY's October book) and sweater quantity of yarn from one of the patterns in the book, winner's choice*.
Second Place — Copy of Unwind and three hanks of MinnowMerino (enough to make the single loop version of the Chillax cowl featured in Unwind) in winner's choice of color*.
Third Place — Copy of Unwind.
  • Cast-on date is Sept 1 and the project must be completed by Sept 30.
  • Must use the Wadena pattern, with no more than 3 modifications to the pattern (i.e. changing yarn, gauge or color blocking).
  • You are required to use a current CEY yarn (see list of other suggested yarns above).
  • Knitters must upload their project to Ravelry with the tag WadenaKAL.
  • Participants are required to upload a WIP and an FO picture to their Ravelry listing, no later than Sept 30 to qualify.
  • By entering the KAL, you give CEY permission to use your photos, first name and Ravelry project listing on their social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Ravelry)
  • There will be a thread for the KAL in CEY's Ravelry group. We encourage participants to follow along to discuss their projects, see everyone's progress and join the fun!
  • Winners will be drawn at random from qualified participants.
  • Open to US and Canadian residents only.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
* subject to availability

Now is the perfect time to jump over to Ravelry, download the pattern and head over to your LYS to collect your supplies.

Remember…no casting on until September 1! Until then…

Knit on!

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