Refraction Shawlette + Giveaway {Knitting}

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Although I did not blog a lot last month, it was actually quite a productive month. There was a lot of car adventures... Here is (finally) my version of the Refraction shawlette. I tested Chrissy from Stitched Together’s pattern, but to be honest it was nearly perfect, and therefore what I really got is a beautiful pattern for free!


I followed the pattern to the letter as I was test knitting (I followed the charts). I made one more repeat as I had enough yarn. It seems that test knitters had different experiences on the yardage, I nearly finished the whole skein and was fine, other knitters had to go for a bi-tone look as they ran out. I may be a very tight knitter though.

The blocking is key, I even took my blocking wires with me on holiday (to be honest we took nearly the whole house, so it did not take that much space). I am still not 100% happy with it, but I have done it twice and I am not sure I will manage to get the points more pointy. 


Pattern: Refraction Shawlette by Stitched Together (available on 
Ravelry or for a chance to get it for free, keep on reading)
Yarn: Perran Yarn (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere), 4 ply in Cordovan (custom-dyed by Steph from SixSkeins). I nearly finished my 100g skein (approx 400m or 437 yards)
Needle Size: 3.5 mm
Measurements: 120 cm x 60 cm (centre)
Difficulty Rating: I needed it nearby to refer to the pattern throughout the knit (especially for the last chart). I would say medium-intermediate but car-friendly pattern.
Result: I love it, it is the perfect Autumn addition to my wardrobe, probably will be too light for winter – but you need to keep that thickness of yarn for the pattern to really show. I would probably make an even bigger version – adding a few repeats to the pattern. 


Thank you Chrissy for the opportunity to test the pattern. I cannot wait to style it once of these Saturdays. And because Chrissy is extra nice, you have also the opportunity to win the pattern for free. The giveaway is open internationally, Chrissy will add the pattern to your Ravelry library (if you have a Rav account).

You have 3 chances to enter the giveaway:

1. Leave a comment on this blog, letting me know which colour 
you would knit the Refraction Shawlette.
2.Follow me on Bloglovin and/or GFC – and leave me a second comment
3.  Like the MiH Facebook page, Follow me on twitter, tweet about the giveaway, 
and/or follow me on Instagram (natmadeinhome) – 
and come back to leave me a third comment

The giveaway ends Wednesday 25 at 5pm (UK time). Please, please, please leave me a way to contact you if you are a no-reply blogger. Good luck!

I know it is a finish, but you will forgive me as there is a giveaway - linking up to WIP Wednesday at Tami's and Yarn Along at Ginny's today. 

39 comments:

  1. What a beautiful pattern! I would knit it in a dark heathery blue, if I could find the right yarn.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    lisejackson000 at gmail dot com

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  2. Swoon- that shawl is lovely- really like the soft color tones.

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  3. that's amazing pattern - I'm on a "shawl" obsession period right now so this is amazing - I wish I could win! - I'd definitely use some yellow yarn - but warm, maybe almost orange sunflower-ish shade :) ...it's beautiful!

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  4. beautiful pattern and your knitting is lovely!! I'm into greens purples and grays these days so it would be in one of those colors :)

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  5. Stunning pattern, I love your colour choice. I think I would knit a silvery grey. X

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  6. Gorgeous pattern and your pinks are lovely. I'm eyeing up that beautiful Autumn Sparkle yarn in the shop you linked to :o)

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  7. it looks absolutely beautiful, perfect autumnal colour!

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  8. Looks fabulous as always! I would use a similar plummy colour to yours :)

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  9. And I would knit it in dark green, my favorite color!

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  10. What a great pattern. I love the color of the yarn that you used. Lovely.

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  11. This is gorgeous. I think I'd use Charcoal :)

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  12. I follow you on bloglovin and gfc, though I don't know if gfc still works :)

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  13. I would knit it in grey - I love grey at the moment.

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  14. I follow you through bloglovin and GFC

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  15. I'm following you on Instagram.

    thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. Mmmm! What colour? Maybe purple? I'm loving purple (or a shade of it!) at the moment! Yours is lovely!

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  17. I follow you through Google friends connect...

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  18. How lovely! I just love that color you've used. I also think it would look really beautiful in an earthy green.

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  19. And I am going to find and follow you on Instagram! (I am new to it...)

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  20. i can't think of a lovelier colour than the soft musky pink you have used!

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  21. How cool to be able to test knit this nice shawl pattern Your yarn looks so plush and warm. Pls don't enter me. I have so many unused patterns and need to make a dent in them. I just wanted to comment on this great post.

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  22. What a beautiful pattern. Love the colour you have used it gorgeous.

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  23. This chocolate shawl looks as yummy as those cookies! Brown of course

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  24. Nat, I cannot believe that I disocvered your Instagram account reading this post! Alas cannot enter the giveaway because I don't knit, but the shawl looks beautiful! Caterina

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  25. Gorgeous! I'm leaning toward a deep, dark, forest green. I think that would be amazing with that pattern!

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  26. I'm loving the colour you chose...perfect for the Autumn!

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  27. So very lovely, Nat! I love the color you chose, but wouldn't it be pretty in a dark gray too?

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  28. I've been so busy I haven't been a good blog follower AT ALL since school started back, but I am glad to have a day off to catch up with you and all of my other bloggy friends. :) Feedly and I are having a day of fun as I read through everyone's creativity. haha

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