Shawl Club 2016 - Little Luxuries
Elizabeth and I have been working since last spring on putting together our very first Sweet Paprika Shawl Club, and we're super excited to finally get to share it with the rest of the world. Sign-ups are now open
, but spots are limited!
What is a Shawl Club?
A shawl club can be many things, but usually it consists of either several shawl patterns, or patterns matched with yarn, that are released exclusively to members over a given period of time. There are some great ones out there, and we were inspired to put together a club of our own that includes not only exclusive patterns and the yarn to knit them with, but some other little treats to enjoy.
When we first started thinking about this club, we wanted to make each package something that members will be excited to open - and to include everything you need to sit down and enjoy casting on your shawl. Since tea is an essential component of a good knitting session around here that was one of the first things we thought of to include! We also wanted this to be a collaborative project, bringing on board some of our favourite designers and artisans.
The Yarn and Patterns:
When planning out this club, we were careful to keep in mind the time of year that members will receive their packages. In April we'll be sending out our Grazioso
silk and linen blend with light and breezy shawlette pattern by Kira Dulaney
, perfect for springtime. In June members will receive Arietta
, our wool and silk laceweight blend and our favourite summer knitting yarn, with a delicate circular wrap pattern by Elizabeth Sullivan
. The last club package in August will include our Messa di Voce
fingering-weight superwash merino, with a cozy semi-circular shawl pattern by Jennifer Wood
, just in time to start thinking about warmer knits for winter.
The Little Luxuries:
As I already noted, tea was a natural choice for us when deciding what to put in the Shawl Club packages, so we've teamed up with Puretea
, a local small business specializing in high quality loose-leaf teas. We're also very happy to be collaborating with Fancy That - Creations by Francine
to include a more knitting-specific goodie in each package too!
How to Join:
Becoming a member is easy! Just go to our sign-up page
and choose which colour of yarn you would like to receive in each package. Shipping is included in the price, so make sure to choose the correct destination.
We only have 30 spots in this limited-edition club, available while supplies last! We'll also be including a little something extra in the April package for the first five members to sign up.
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