Happy Friday again! Can you believe it is finally August? This year has really been dragging along, hasn’t it? I’ll be honest, July seemed like it lasted for 3 months- at least for me. But it’s over now, and we are well into the second half of this crazy year! I was at the grocery store the other day, and I saw Halloween candy on display already. I don’t think I have ever seen it out so early. Must not be just me who wants to hit fast forward and get on to 2021, lol.
I have a lot of treats for you this month, though. If you missed it last week, all of my patterns are on sale for 35% off until August 31! (Tired me wrote the blog post in the wee hours of last Friday morning, and inappropriately named the sale ‘Christmas in July’ even though it began on July 31, but a sale is a sale, right? Right.) Check out last week’s post HERE for all the details on how you can save on every pattern exclusively at Straight Hooked! I have 2, possibly 3 new patterns coming out this month, and they too will be included in the sale! And now for the first great news of August: It’s PATTERN RELEASE DAY!
The Friendship Prayer Shawl is going to be your favorite Fall Accessory. Plenty of drape and just enough ventilation to keep you cute, cozy and not too hot as fall comes around. My testers loved the pattern and their finished shawls, and I know you will too!
I came across 3 balls of Lion Brand Mandala Ombre while in the Walmart, and I snatched them up. They turned out to be absolutely perfect for this design. The yarn is super soft, the colorways are stunning, and the weight is thicker than regular Mandala, but a little thinner than traditional worsted weight. (Don’t worry- if you have traditional worsted, your Friendship Prayer Shawl will still be stunning, I promise!)
For this pattern, you will need a 5mm hook and 1025 yards of your favorite worsted weight yarn. The colorway I chose is called Tranquil. The tassels are optional, but I’m on a bit of a tassel kick at the moment, and I couldn’t resist making big colorful tassels for my shawl.
This design is a cousin to the Friendship Triangle Scarf, as it has very similar design elements but with a few changes to keep it unique.
You can grab your copy of the Friendship Prayer Shawl below, and be sure to take lots of photos to share with me. I love seeing your work!
Make sure you are subscribed to the Straight Awesome newsletter, because this is just the first pattern release of August, and you aren’t going to want to miss out on the next one(s)!
Next week, another edition of Hooked In is coming, and I can’t wait to introduce you to more friends. After all, yarn friends are the best friends, am I right?
Until next week,