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Bibliophile shawl kit | PREORDER

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Wrap yourself in your love of books.

Bibliophile is a potato chippy* wrap especially for makers who love books. It is inspired by the juxtaposition of colors and textures seen in a shelf full of books, and the twists and turns taken by the stories inside them. Each section of the shawl features a slightly different texture pattern and shaping, creating variations on a theme. When the knitting is finished, wrap yourself in your love of books.

About the wrap

Designed by Karalee Harding for Little Skein, this asymmetrical, irregularly-shaped shawl begins as a basic top-down triangle, but (like any good story) it takes some unexpected turns along the way. Starting at the top of the center spine, it is worked outward in 5 sections, each featuring a different stitch pattern; the shawl shaping also changes from one section to the next, making it very hard not to knit just one more row.

About your kit

  • PDF pattern (immediate download + a Ravelry code in your kit box)
  • Set of 5 half-skeins (or 210 yards each, 50g) of the Bookmarked color palette, to make the shawl exactly as pictured, in my 80/20 Smooth Sock base (specifications below)

Let's share books with kids, too

We believe every child deserves a chance to love books and reading as much as we do. $6 from each kit will be donated to the Appalachian Literacy Initiative, a nonprofit that puts good books into the hands of children in need. If you are so moved, we invite you to learn more about ALI and add your own donation here.
—Karalee Harding (pattern designer) & Anne Vally (yarn dyer)

This is a preorder and will ship in late January.

*The change of colors and patterns means you can't help knitting just one more row.


Yarn specifications

80/20 Smooth Sockis my perfect workhorse fingering weight yarn. It's plump and robust, and creates a bouncy fabric. Use it for anything from socks to shawls to lightweight garments.

80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
420 yards | 115 grams
3-ply construction
Merino wool grown in New Zealand; nylon created in Italy
Yarn spun in Canada

Caring for your finished item

My yarn should always be hand-washed with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse.

Depending on the difference in chemistry between your local water and mine, there may be some color residue in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this.

Always let your knitted item air dry to prevent shrinking or felting and to keep your item looking its best.