Friday, June 01, 2012

Powell's City of Books Shawl

Powell's City of Books Shawl
City of Books Shawl

Welcome to June! This is the very last pattern in the Stumptown collection. Of course, I’m already hatching ideas for my next club, and I’ll let you know about it as soon as I can. Also, I really appreciate your support this year. It means a lot to me that you took a leap of faith and I am grateful for that! Now, let’s talk about the pattern...

Powell's City of Books Shawl
Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Earl Grey

Inspiration: Powell’s is a Portland institution. From humble storefront beginnings in 1971, Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's great bookstores, with five locations in the Portland metropolitan area. This shawlette pattern pays tribute to the “world’s biggest bookstore” with textures resembling stacks and aisles. It’s the perfect project to wear on your next book browsing outing.

Powell's City of Books Shawl
Malabrigo Sock in Turner

There are two samples this month. The bright lime colored yarn is Malabrigo Sock in Turner. The brown version is made out of Merino Light from Madleine Tosh. Bother are soft and fun to work with.

Powell's City of Books Shawl
Try it with a shawl pin

Powell's City of Books Shawl
stacks and aisles

Photography as usual by the oh-so-talented and beautiful Vivian Aubrey. Many thanks!

Powell's City of Books Shawl

Dearest knitters, thank you so much for joining me on this tour of the places I love. I hope you are enjoying the patterns, and even perhaps finding your own renewed interest in your places too.

Powell's City of Books shawl pattern is $4.99

Want more? This pattern is part of the Stumptown Knits Collection: a monthly pattern club featuring 6 accessory patterns inspired by the place you live and the place you love. For me, it's Portland, Oregon. This is the final pattern in the collection, but it's not too late to join!

Benefits for joining the club:

  • When finished, the club will be compiled into an e-book. The e-book will be included in the cost of the club for those who join. I'm working on this now.

  • Half the cost of buying the individual patterns.

  • Individual patterns as well as finished e-book (at the end of the club) can be stored in your Ravelry library.

  • Knit-a-longs! This time we will have official knit-a-longs each month with prizes! See my group here for info.

  • 20% off discount codes to use at Twisted. All of the yarns used in this club are available for purchase there and if you want to match the yarns I’m using, you can!

Join now! Only $15.99

What are you waiting for?!


YogaNan knits, too... said...

I cast on tonight! Used some lovely Sophie's Toes sock yarn in my stash. I love Powell's--one of the best bookstores in the world! Heading to a Booktopia event in Oxford, MS, this month--so the timing of this project is perfect.

YogaNan knits, too... said...

I cast on for this tonight. I love Powell's--best bookstore in the world! And am heading to a Booktopia event in Oxford, MS, this month--so the timing of this project is perfect.

Owl Chick said...

This shawl tipped me over the edge, and I bought the whole set. Thanks for such a lovely tribute to Portland!

-former Seattlite, forever PacNWester!

99 Cent Merchandise said...

awesome stuff! More power to your blog!

Anonymous said...

I think Powell Bookstore should have a special place in their store to feature your patterns!
Moma Ewe

Knitting Patterns for Babies said...

This is awesome. The structure of this pattern is sooo lovely! I also like the last picture best, it really highlight your design. Best fit to you.