Butterfly Kisses Launches
Welcome to Butterfly Kisses CAL.
This throw was designed for children aged from 2 to 7 years old. My own granddaughters were the inspiration for this design.It can also be used as a baby blanket.
This CAL will be administered from a Facebook Group called “The Neave Collection”.
The Introduction to the CAL will be released by 15 November 2017, with 6 Parts being released over a 7 week period – Part 4 will run over 2 weeks. Part 1 will launch on 29 November 2017. Both the written pattern and the video tutorial will be released simultaneously.
The Introduction document is a very important part of the CAL. Please ensure that you download it and go through it carefully before starting. You will find lots of important information as well as links to various videos that you may find helpful.
I have used ColourSpun 4 Ply Sock Weight Pure Cotton for this project. I love working with it.
I am sure that there will be questions, so here are some answers in anticipation:
Can I use materials other than those specified?
Yes, you can. However, consistent tension/gauge is very important. This is especially true if you are not using the materials as specified.
The best advice I can give is that you lay your work down after each round to ensure that it is lying flat. This is a good indicator that your tension/gauge is correct. There will be times when I will indicate that the work may be a bit wavy while working a particular section. When I specifically make mention of this, then there is no need to worry – subsequent rounds will correct the wave.
This project was designed using Sock 4 Ply. If you use a lighter or heavier weight yarn, the size of your throw will be different to mine. Using the materials specified, the throw measures approximately 130 x 115 cm / 51 x 45".
Can I use my own colours?
Yes, absolutely. I would love to see the alternative colour schemes you come up with.
Will there be video tutorials?
Yes, there are video tutorials for this CAL. They will be released weekly along with the written pattern. You will have access to both a right handed and a left handed version.
Can I buy a kit?
Yes, kits are available from The Yarn Tree. This is a shop located in Parktown, South Africa. They are happy to ship internationally, however, this can be quite expensive as South Africa is so far away from most other countries. Please use this Order Form to place any orders. Please also note that all queries relating to orders must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don't direct these queries to me as I won't be able to assist you. The Order Form details shipping costs for local South African orders. Please email them if you need a quote for international shipping.
All that remains for now is for me to thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm. This is what feeds my creativity and makes all the long hours of work worthwhile.
Sending much love to you all wherever you may be.