Marie Curie KAL Prizes

Last week I introduced the Marie Curie shawl, the subject of my Tour de France KAL this year. Now it’s time for the prizes!

I’ve updated my Ravelry rules/prizes thread with pictures of the prizes that I’ve got/chosen so far, but there are more coming! The amazing part of the fantastic knitting community that I’m a part of here in Ottawa is the amazing creativity, and my friends are helping me out with some wonderful prizes for the KAL.

I’m giving away a copy of the Knit Picks Lavish Lace book that contains my Coronet Stole. It’s as lovely as it looks:

Lavish Lace from Knit Picks

Now we’re really getting into the good stuff. My friends are some talented folks.

First up is Francine, my frequent model. She makes shawl pins, stitch markers, jewelry, and anything else she gets a fancy to try. She’s donated a silver shawl pin. I particularly love this one because the pin is attached with a chain.

Fancy That Shawl Pin

Karin at Pretty String donated a pair of skeins that is a single prize. These lovely coordinating skeins are 60/20/20 Merino/Alpaca/Nylon and 437 yds/100g. They are Son of a Beach and Pistachio Gelato.

Pretty String yarn to give away

Yvonne from Yvieknits Yarn has donated a 150g / 750 m skein of Merino Light Fingering in Pewter. That yardage & colour would be perfect for so many shawls!

Yvieknits Yarn Merino Light Fingering

And yet another friend dyes yarn! The Yarner has donated three 50g skeins of Sheepish Bunny (80% merino/20% angora): 2 in Into The Deep, 1 in Summer Clouds. Each skein is 50g and 219 yds.


But wait, there’s more! My friend Beatrice who made amazing project bags last year is working on one especially for a prize, and there is another skein of hand-dyed yarn on the way from a new dyer who is the daughter of a different friend. See what I mean about this community?

Finally, because I want every prize winner to have choices, I’ve dipped into my stash for some more prizes and come up with these 5 skeins. I love these skeins, but since I haven’t used them yet they deserve to go to a home where they will be used and appreciated.

Cephalopod Yarns Nautilace in Asian Arowana (40% baby camel/60% silk, 2oz/400 yds)

Cephalopod Nautilace

The Woolen Rabbit Chantilly Lace in Red Riding Hood (80% merino/20% silk, 100g/850 yds).

The Woolen Rabbit Chantilly Lace in Red Riding Hood

Fibre-Isle Kami Bison in teal (60% Bamboo/30% Merino/10% Bison, 50g/800m, single ply)

Fibre-Isle Kami Bison

Sweet Fiber Sweet Merino Lite in Hippolyta (100% superwash merino, 115g/475 yds)

Sweet Fiber Sweet Merino Lite

Madelinetosh Prairie in Jade (100% superwash merino, 115g/840yds)

Madelinetosh Prairie in Jade


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