Whakatā Shawl Beta Release

After a long and stressful day, unwind with the Whakataa Shawl. A relaxing and meditative knit, you’ll find yourself entranced by the yarn running through your fingers, hypnotized by the rhythm of the stitch patterns and in love with the swooping silhouette of the crescent shaping. A collaborative piece between Aroha Knits and Moeke yarns, this shawl was designed to take advantage of the rustic and organic nature of the yarn with a classic and simple design and textural stitches that play wonderfully with the variegated bases.

The beta version of the Whakata Shawl will be available for free download until January 29th. Make sure to save the pattern to your desktop!

Beta no longer available.

Pattern support still applies to betas, so email me if you run into any problems (or post them to the mini-KAL thread in my Ravelry forum)!

If you wish to receive the final version, which will be tech edited, corrected for errors, updated with photos and special tutorial videos (including a link to where you can view high-res images), please purchase it when it goes live on Ravelry. Sign up for Frenchie’s Knitsagram to be among the first to know of the official release, as well as receive exclusive discounts on Aroha Knits patterns. You will also receive a free copy of the SeaShell Shawl when you do. Note: if you sign up for the Newsletter but get a blank email, hit respond to let me know. Sometimes the automation system gets a bit buggy.

Whakata Shawl Mini-KAL

I'm hosting a mini-kal for the shawl in my Ravelry forum, from Friday, January 22nd to February 12th. It's totally laid-back, and stress-free; a good opportunity to meet some of the other magic-makers in the Aroha Knits community and support each other. I'll be present in the thread, available to answer any questions and encourage y'all on. Some small prizes will be given to participants who finish the shawl!

Click here to join in!

Moeke Yarns Giveaway

Enter below to win two skeins of Moeke Yarns Transylvanian Merino. I reviewed this yarn a couple days ago and all I can say is that it is easily in my top 5 favourite yarns to work with. If I can get my hands on some more skeins of this rustic and organic yarn, I certainly will! I'm sharing the goodness of this treasure from Romania with you all so that one lucky knitter will also be entranced by this very special yarn. Just follow the instructions below for chances to win this precious yarn (note: if you are in New Zealand, I will not be able to get the yarn to you. Japan refuses to send yarn to NZ due to customs and quarantines. However, if you are willing to wait until June to get your yarn - which is when I'll be back in the States - then enter away!).

When entering, you just need to enter your email address once, even if you do more than one entry.