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Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta


Journey Shawl Yarn Kit

Kit Selection: Kit 1

The Journey Shawl by Caroline Sommerfeld

Featured in Vogue Knitting Fall 2020: The Makers!

This shawl is very personal for me as it’s a retrospective of my knitting career and my career as a dyer! The stitches used in this shawl symbolize my various interests in knitting including texture, lace, cables, and stranding. I chose to use the ones that I personally enjoy the most, with each block and section representing a different time period in my knitting, and the various techniques I’ve learned along the way. The shawl also symbolizes who I am as a dyer since I prefer to work with primary colours in natural tones. Black and brown are included in this shawl as they are important to a dyer in achieving subtle and beautiful colours. The yarn I chose is one I designed myself, and together with the techniques and colours I used, this shawl brings both ancient and modern sheep together in a design that uses both old and new styles of knitting! It’s meant to be my tribute to a life time of knitting and colour, and is intended to feel like a big warm hug when you wear it. - CS

All Vogue photos ©Jack Deutsch.

Please choose from the following kit options all on our Lascaux Fine yarn base:

Kit 1: Contains 250 grams each of  Night and Classic Blue, and 100 grams each of Heart, Brass Tacks, and Irish Linen. (Shown in Vogue photos).
Kit 2: Contains 250 grams each of Fortuitous and Beaujolais de Chenas, and 100 grams each of Dune Grass, Pebble, and Cypress Tree.
Kit 3: Contains 250 grams each of Dark Roast, and Cinnamon, and 100 grams each of Hearthside, Denim 1, and Wheat.

Please note that this kit only includes the yarn.  The pattern is only available in the Vogue Knitting winter issue, available in stores and online now.

Lascaux Fine / Lascaux Fine 50's
25% Manx Loaghtan/75% Punta Arenas Wool
Lascaux Fine 50’s – 175 meters / 192 yards per 50 gram / 1.75 oz skein
Lascaux Fine 100 – 350 meters / 385 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein

Gauge: 25 – 30 sts / 4 inches (10 cm) US 1.5 – 2.5 or 2.5 - 3.0 mm

While we make every effort to represent colour accurately, they may vary slightly when viewed on different monitors.

Dyed-to-Order:  Please note that with dyed-to-order yarns you will need to allow up to 2 - 3 weeksfor us to dye and ship your yarn. In addition, while we strive for consistency, due to the hand dye process variations may exist between (and with some colourways within) dye lots. Therefore it is important to order sufficient yarn for your project, and if a uniform result is preferred we suggest alternating skeins. We hope that you will value and appreciate the beautiful and unique creations of the hand dye process and are always happy to assist you in working with hand dyed yarns!