Zen Rain KAL

Thank you for your kind comments about Zen Rain! I’m really pleased with this design, and even more pleased that we’re having a knitalong.

zen rain shawlette

For those of you knitting along, what yarn are you going to use? I’m currently on the ruffle of my third shawl (this one is for me, me, me). It’s knit with Alpha B’s Luxe yarn, 50%superwash merino, 50% silk. The color is stainless steel, with lots of shades of gray in it. It has a lovely sheen, and it’s really soft.

luxe b

But to be fair, I should be knitting along with you! I’d happily knit another one of these; I just have to decide what to use. I’m not much of a skinny yarn sock knitter, but I do have a small collection of sock yarns, so I’ll pick one of those. I can hear you wondering, why does an avowed non-sock knitter have a collection of sock yarns? I picked up several at Deb Accuardi’s pre-Sock Summit luncheon a couple years ago (I really hope she does another luncheon this year), and I also have some from yarn clubs. It will all get used, somehow.

What do you think of a girly-girl pink, extravagantly ruffled Zen Rain? I have this gorgeous skein of 100% Rambouillet single ply from Knitted Wit; it’s part of her Community Supported Yarn/Fiber club. Berries were her inspiration for this first delivery.


Let me know what you’re using. If you’re not in the KAL yet, but would like to be, let me know. I’ll give you a discount coupon code to use at the Ravelry checkout; the code is good through June 4. And I just started a Ravelry group so we can all post pictures and discuss as we go. Are you on Ravelry? The group is PDXKnitterati

Note: I think you have to go through Ravelry to have the option to use a coupon code. The Ravelry pattern page is here.


Let’s knit!

8 responses to “Zen Rain KAL

  1. I ordered some “Bling” & now I can’t remember the colorway. Darn. Oh well – it should arrive before the KAL officially begins. I think pink would be darling – I have a similar colorway in my stash, but couldn’t resist 2% silver! :0)

  2. I wouldn’t even think to question why a non-sock knitter would have a stash of sock yarn. Sock yarn comes in the most amazing colourways. I drooled over many a sock yarn long and hard before I realized that as a dancer, I can use it to make legwarmers, thereby giving me a good excuse to buy at least some of it.

  3. peacefulknitter

    Yes to the pink!

  4. Love your new design and I want to be in the KAL. I’m sure I have something special that would like to become Zen Rain. Thanks!

  5. Oooh, you are tempting me. Dare I start another shawlette while I’m still struggling with my second Traveling Woman? I just might give in to temptation!

  6. Yes, I’d love to join the KAL and have the perfect yarn just begging to come out and play with this beautiful pattern!

  7. I think the pink would be wonderfully girly — go for it!

  8. I just love that shade of pink! Georgeous!