Dear customers and fellow knitters,
When I designed Rubies and Steel I had an idea in my head and the colours to match my idea happened to coincide with some Wollmeise Lace I had in my stash at the time.
With great enthusiasm I started designing and knitting away without thinking about yardage too much or the fact that Wollmeise can be difficult to get hold of.
Since then, many of you have bought the pattern, and talked to me about it online or in person at events like Unwind & Fibre East; asking if it would be possible to make a smaller shawl or adapt the pattern to use no more than 2 skeins of 4ply for the main colour, instead of 2.3 skeins... (i.e. reducing the current 930m for the main colour to under 800m.).
Taking this feedback on board, I have decided I will be re-writing the pattern, using no more than 3 skeins in total; 2 skeins for the main colour and 1 skein of contrasting colour.
I’m confident it is possible to do while retaining the same look and feel, but making it more economical to knit.
Naturally, everyone who has already purchased the pattern will receive the 'new' version for free.
For the same reasons, I am also working on an update of Sunset Boulevard, to use one skein of 4ply instead of Wollmeise Lace.
I know this is not common practice but you, my customers, are important to me and I do value the excellent feedback I receive from you ☺