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Simonetta “Holiday Glitter” KAL

A few days ago we received a email from a knit blogger named Lisette who is a huge Louisa Harding fan.

Madelena scarf

Madelena scarf

She wrote that she planned to celebrate how lovely the new Simonetta yarn and patterns are by organizing a knit along (KAL) in the “Louisa Harding Lovers” group on Ravelry (free registration required).

Obviously we thought this sounded like a wonderful idea and happily provided the two balls of Simonetta she requested to use as a prize at the end of the KAL.

Since not all knitters are on Ravelry, we set up a parallel KAL on the Louisa Harding Facebook page. We’ll give a prize away there, too.


The KAL starts on Nov. 11, 2011, and ends on Dec. 23, 2011. (Lisette points out the end date means you’ll be done in time for gift giving or wearing your finished project for the holidays.)

To participate you can knit any pattern from the Simonetta book using any color of Simonetta yarn you want.

When you enter your project into Ravelry use the tag “lhholidaykal” to make it easy for participants to find your project.

To be eligible for the prize on Ravelry you have to be a member of the Louisa Harding Lovers group and post a picture of your finished project with pattern name and yarn color in the KAL thread (no word yet on how the winner will be determined).

To be eligible for the prize on Facebook you also have to post a picture of your finished project with details on the Louisa Harding page wall. The winner will be selected by a random drawing.


The Ravelry group is buzzing with projects people are planning to make.

I’m going with the Madelena scarf in color #12-Charcoal. The picture at the top of this post is of the Madelena scarf from the book in color #3-Gesso.

This scarf sounds like a popular choice because it will make a nice gift. Both the single color, one ball version and the two color, two ball version are being discussed.


Isabella as a cape

Isabella, which can be worn as either a cape or a skirt, takes three balls. At least one person is planning to make it.

Giovanna shrug

Two color Giovanna shrug

The Giovanna shrug has a single color or a two color version. Shrugs are great accessories for a little extra warmth on a cool evening and adding spark to an outfit.

Lucrezia dress

Dress version of Lucrezia

Lucrezia can be made as either a dress or a top. Someone is planning the dress version. If she finishes it on time she won’t have to worry about buying a new dress for the holidays!

Which project are you planning to make?


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