Eternity's Braids KAL

IT’S A KNIT-A-LONG! 

I am teaming up with the Traveling Yarn Yogi to launch a SUMMER FUN KAL! Clear out those cobwebs, sharpen those needles and come get your CRAFT ON!

I am launching my very FIRST KNITTING PATTERN - Eternity’s Braids Poncho! I ADORE a good poncho. They’re perfect for every body type, even for us curvier folks. I wrote Eternity’s Braids two years ago, and the sample has been touring with me since! I have had so many customer requests for this pattern, and I am excited to finally have a tech editor partner to make it happen. 

Eternity’s Braids features the Celtic braid - one of my favorite cable patterns - which signifies eternity and everlasting goodness.

This garment is the PERFECT summer KAL because it begins with a cable cast on, has 5 rows of moss-stitch edging and then the body of the garment begins. You will have miles of relaxing knitting and purling with 32 stitches of cabling to keep things interesting. 

There are so many things to celebrate with this KAL! I HAVE FINALLY found a tech editor and am in the process of finalizing this highly requested pattern. I have my first wholesale account - The Traveling Yarn Yogi, which is celebrating FIVE YEARS of being in operation! Yep, Angie opened Purl’s doors in September 2019. This KAL is also the warm up to Purl’s (the bus) birthday party!

Here’s how to participate. Purchase the amount of yarn needed for this project (see pattern details below) directly from Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. or from the Traveling Yarn Yogi. Yarn that is available will be sent the next business day. Yarn that is Dyed-to-Order can take as long as 4 weeks to receive. Everyone who makes a poncho’s quantity new purchase of Two Sparrows DK, Eiderdown DK or Raptor Worsted will receive a FREE Ravelry pattern download code through Aug. 17. (If you do not use Ravelry, please let us know and a pattern pdf will be sent to your email.) If you order from Robin’s Promise Yarn Co., your pattern code will come from me. If you order from The Traveling Yarn Yogi, your pattern code will come from her.

YARNS
You should plan to use a semi-solid for this KAL to let that cable really shine. I've gone ahead and pulled colors that will work really well. To see the full list, CLICK HERE.

TIMELINE
Through June 15, Monday, 9 am: Pre-Order your Two Sparrows DK or Eiderdown DK. (I will continue to take orders past this date, but this is the recommended order date to mail out squish mail in time for the KAL Kick-Off Party).

June 29, Saturday, 10 am: KAL Kick-Off Party - Live IG party, co-hosted by me, Susan Dickerson, dyer behind Robin’s Promise Yarn Co., and Angie Reach, owner of The Traveling Yarn Yogi and Purl. 

July 20, Saturday, 10 am: KAL Check In Party - Live IG party, co-hosted by me, Susan, and Angie, to check in on everyone and see how you’re doing. Random prizes can be expected.

Aug.17, Saturday, 10 am: FINISHED OBJECT SHOW OFF Party! Live Zoom party! Show off those Finished Objects, strut around your living room or kitchen with your own cat walk! We cannot wait to see how beautiful your poncho will be!

 

PLATFORMS
Ravelry KAL Page
Facebook Group Page


PRIZES
First Across the Finish Line 1 & 2 - everyone needs some incentive to finish! Nab 6 skeins of lovely luscious yarn from Robin’s Promise Yarn Co and … from the Yarn Yogi! This prize will be go to very first one who posts their finished object to the Ravelry Project page and one of the Platforms for the KAL. This is super important! If the project must be posted in both places to be declared the winner. 
Prize 1 is for sizes A, B, C & D. 
Prize 2 is for sizes E, F, G, H & I. 

People’s Choice Award - all photos will be collected of Finished Objects and then voted upon by participants.

Grand Prize - Angie and Susan will gather all the Finished Object pictures and put everyone’s names in a hat who did complete the project by 10 am Aug. 17.

Random Prizes along the way - Watch both the Ravelry and Facebook pages for Random Prize directions!

WHAT IS A FINISHED OBJECT?
A Finished Object is your poncho bound off. It does not have to be blocked. 

 

PATTERN RELEASE

The pattern will be released at 12:01 am Saturday, June 29. Any download code you may receive will NOT work until then. 

PATTERN DETAILS
Sizes
Size A (B, C, D, E) {F, G, H, I} or bust size in inches 32 (38, 44, 50, 56) {62, 68, 74, 80}

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner or Intermediate

Materials
4 (4, 6, 6, 6) {7, 7, 8, 9} skeins of Robin’s Promise Two Sparrows DK yarn
(This pattern can be adjusted for Robin’s Promise Yarn’s Raptor Worsted. A US size 7 can achieve the same gauge, but you absolutely must swatch.)
US 5 circular needles with at least a 32” cable
Cable Needle
Stitch markers that fit a US size 5 needle
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Finished Measurements
(Blocked) When finished with your knitting, you will have a rectangle 42.75” (48.75”, 54.25”, 59.75”, 65.25”) {70.75”, 76.25”, 81.75”, 87.25”} long. 

(Blocked) Once seamed (folded in half), your garment will be 21.38” (24.38”, 27.13”, 29.88”, 32.63”) {35.38”, 38.13”, 40.88”, 43.63”} long

Gauge
22 stitches, 34 rows = 4” (ST ST) 32 stitches, 24 rows of cable = 3.25”
4 (4, 6, 6, 6) {7, 7, 8, 9} skeins of Robin’s Promise Two Sparrows DK yarn

PARTICIPATION
We will have both a Ravelry discussion board and a Facebook group as platforms for you to participate. We will have both Instagram Live and a final Zoom party. We know that all people use technology in different ways, but these are the ways that both I and Angie can manage. All posts can be made to either or both the Ravelry discussion board and/or the Facebook group page. 

However, the Grand Prize winner must post their finished object to two places:
1. The Ravelry Project Page AND
2. To EITHER the Facebook group page or the Ravelry Forum page.

FAQ

The original sample was knit in Two Sparrows DK in the color Bunting. The Traveling Yarn Yogi is knitting her Eternity’s Braids in Two Sparrows DK in the color Superb Starling Wing. Susan has a second sample that she has shown in her booth in Two Sparrows DK in the color Mockingbird Feather. 

For questions, you can email me at robins promise yarn at gmail dot com or “the traveling yarn yogi at gmail dot com”