Calon Cariad is the first pattern Kath designed for Yarn O’clock back in 2016. The shawl’s name means ‘The Heart of Love’.
Calon Cariad is worked from the bottom up with a deep lace border of hearts and a single heart motif near the top of the centre back. It has short row shaping to add depth to the shawl and is fully written with charts provided as well.
The KAL begins on Friday 11th February, and Kath will be hosting a cast-on party on Zoom at 7pm; bring your needles, yarn and a head for counting (stitch markers will help too!).
Kits are available (at a range of prices, dependent on yarn) from both her website and at Yarn O’clock. The pattern alone is also available from us both.
The Knit-a-Long will run for 5 weeks and there will be prizes! If you use social media tag your posts with #CalonCariadKAL and #YOKAL, and you are very much encouraged to share posts, especially in Kath’s Facebook group (Kath Andrews Designs group).
Sign up by Tuesday 8th February and let us know you are joining in!
As this is not a mystery knit-a-long you will receive the full pattern in advance and have a chance to check your tension. Being a shawl, a different tension will not affect fit as such, but it will affect the amount of yarn you use!
4mm circular needle (100cm long)
600m of heavy laceweight or 4-ply yarn
If your gauge is looser than that stated in the pattern you are likely to need more yarn
22 stitch markers
There is a range of kits on Kath’s website for Calon Cariad, including:
John Arbon 2-3ply Alpaca 1 x 100g (600m)
Knits a Mad World 2-3ply Alpaca 1 x 100g (600m)
Erika Knight Wool Local 1.5 x 100g (675m)
Coop Knits Socks Yeah! 3 x 50g (600m)
Kits include the yarn, the pattern and stitch markers.
Yarn choices from Yarn O’clock:
Garthenor Number 1 – 2 x 50g/700m
Lithuanian Linen – 2 x 100g/900m
Rowan Fine Lace – 2 x 50g/798m
Baa Ram Ewe Pip Colourwork – 6 x 25g/690m
Garthenor Snowdonia sock 3 x 50g/600m
John Arbon Devonia 4ply – 2 x 100g/776m