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New Caesar KAL

by Countess Ablaze July 10, 2014

With one week left of the New Caesar KAL in the Ravelry group, I thought that I would show some of the gorgeous finished shawls and cowls that are in for a chance of winning one of these prizes:


The Prizes

  • Two £15 skeins of Countess Ablaze yarn & tote bag
  • One £15 skein of Countess Ablaze yarn & tote bag
  • Two mini-skeins of CA Lady Persephone Sock yarn & tote bag
  • One e-book of your choosing of stitchnerd designs
  • Two patterns of your choosing of stitchnerd designs
  • One pattern of your choosing of stitchnerd designs

This version of the shawl uses two different colours of BFL DK to show off the pattern which is New Caesar Shawl by the talented Stitchnerd.


This cowl version of New Caesar knits up really quickly which is great if you're in the mood for a fast knit. Only one of the yarns here is by Countess Ablaze but this is the beauty of this KAL, only one of the yarns used needs to be from Countess Ablaze to be in for a chance to win a prize. Because let's face it, very few people hoard a stash of yarns from only the one dyer.


This version of the cowl uses a much higher contrast in the colours which really makes it pop. The pattern uses a technique called Mosaic Knitting which is colourwork using slipped stitches. It's a great introduction to colourwork if you haven't tried it before.


The KAL runs until Friday 18th July so there's still time to get those needles flying and a great excuse to go stash diving to find a skein of Countess Ablaze that is in need of being knitted. Handspun yarn that you have spun from Countess Ablaze counts too!


The following words are written by Sarcazm who has been organising the KAL on my behalf:

Everyone (except for the CA mods) is eligible to enter their projects into the prize thread. Previously knit and/or tested projects from the “New Caesars” mosaic collection count, and each person has a maximum number of entries into what is essentially an RNG ‘raffle’ drawing of 6.

  • If you knit 1 item with 1 of the yarns being Countess Ablaze and post a photo in the prize thread, that counts as an entry (please note which yarn was CA).

  • If you knit 1 item with 2 of the yarns being Countess Ablaze and post a photo in the prize thread, that counts as a second entry (please post again w/ photo and list the second yarn used for RNG purposes).

  • If you submit your FO to the gallery on the Countess Ablaze website, and then post the link back to it once it’s been uploaded, like this example from the Countess herself: gallery entry: only when invited handspun swimming with salmon cowl (please make a separate gallery entry link post for RNG purposes)

Also, for the spinners, handspun yarns made from Countess Ablaze fibres count as well!

You can double your number of entries by knitting both patterns in the collection - and you can get both patterns in the collection at a discounted price as opposed to purchasing each one separately. Sweet!


You can see more projects made with Countess Ablaze yarns and fibres in the gallery by clicking here. Why not add your own!

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