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A Uneek Contest

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Calling all contest lovers!! It’s our first contest of the year and we couldn’t be more excited! We have two incredible Papillon Shawl Kits to give away to two lucky knitters so read on for all the details!

The Papillon Shawl pattern was created by designer Marin Melchior in 2015, and has since been tackled by intrepid knitters all over the world. It boasts an impressive 341 project pages on Ravelry, not bad considering Marin states that the pattern would never have been written without the insistence and “shoving” by the staff at her LYS! We’re so glad they pushed!!

The Papillon Shawl pattern actually looks a lot harder than it really is. Short row sections in the main colour, a long transition gradient, combined with ridges of garter stitch in the contrast colour, a striking solid, create a stained glass effect that makes for an addictive and gratifying knit.

Every effort has been made in this design to create a pattern that the “average knitter can find success with”. Carefully written instructions are colour coded to ensure easy interpretation, and there are tons of pictures throughout to help guide you along your journey.Uneek Papillon editThe Papillon Shawl calls for a fingering weight yarn with a long colour transition and we think Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering is the perfect fit! Each and every skein of Uneek Fingering is truly a work of art with its rich, vibrant colours, its earthy feel, and the exceptional softness in every skein. This outstanding 100% Superwash Extrafine Merino has sensational hand and comes in a true kaleidoscope of colours. For this contest we are including two skeins of Uneek Fingering in the Reggae colourway.uneekFor the contrast colour, we are using Harvest Fingering, also from Urth Yarns. Harvest is naturally dyed using fruits, roots and nuts to create deep, intense, natural tones. The colour names are all based upon the source of the colour from which the dye was derived. Our colour choice for The Papillon Shawl Kit is Thuja. Thuja is a coniferous tree and the tannins from the tree bark are used to create this wonderfully rich hue.Harvest-Thuja2If all of this isn’t tempting enough, let us tell you a little bit more about Urth Yarns. Urth is a company located in Turkey who produce high quality hand dyed yarns, support local women and make a huge commitment to the environment. Urth Yarns specialize in innovative dyeing techniques to create vibrant colours and unique self-striping yarns. Urth also works in partnership with Trees for the Future, an organization dedicated to ending extreme hunger and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. For every skein of Urth Yarns sold, a tree is planted in Africa!!

The lucky winners of the Papillon Shawl Kits will receive two skeins of Uneek Fingering and one skein of Harvest Fingering, as well as the complete, revised Papillon Shawl pattern.

Here’s all you need to know to enter:

Head on over to our Facebook page, like and share this post, and then sit back and cross your fingers! As simple as that!

This contest is open to all Canadian residents, as well as all LYS owners and staff. So what are you waiting for? Shawl season is right around the corner!!

Contest closes March 31st at midnight (EST). Winners will be selected using a random name generator and will be announced on April 1, 2018.

2 Comments

  1. Stunning shawl! I’d enter if I was on Facebook.

  2. Beautiful but a bridge too far for me😉

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