River Along It Is!

Alright, it looks like there’s enough interest so let’s have ourselves a little knitalong!

I’ll get the list together and post it on my sidebar tonight. If you left me a comment on the last post then you’re in. If you didn’t, please leave me a comment here or on the previous post and I’ll get you added.
Added later: Here’s a link to a PDF of the chart. I intentionally left out all WS rows (they’re the even ones). If you look at the pattern you’ll see a few different rows for the even rows. It should be pretty easy to figure out if you have the book.
If you find any problems with the chart please let me know!
Answers to a couple of questions:
Start Date Let’s make a start date of September 1st, although whenever is absolutely fine. If you’re itching to get started now — go for it! If you can’t start until November — that’s fine too! I’ll try to post updates once a week, probably over the weekends. If you want to be in the update feel free to email me, although I’ll try to visit all your blogs at least once a week (assuming we don’t get too big).
How much yarn? The pattern calls for 2 balls of Kid Silk Haze (just under 450 yards)
Curious what it looks like? Kirsty left a comment that she’s 3 repeats in, and she posted a few pics on her blog. It’s beautiful. She reports it’s an easy knit. I can’t wait to see it blocked!
If you leave a comment let me know what yarn you’ll be using. KSH is gorgeous but I’m sure some of you will be substituting. If we get together a big enough list of substitutions I’ll post that as well.

48 thoughts on “River Along It Is!

  1. I have leftover KSH in Toffee from my Birch. I’d love to swap with someone for another color so I don’t end up with two matching shawls.

  2. Cool, I shall knit along vicariously! A Rowan LACE pattern?! Not for this newbie (at least one that hasn’t been thoroughly tested among trusted bloggers).

  3. i just got my rowan mag in the mail with free kidsilk haze (enough for the shawl!) so i’m in!! this time lace will not conquer me, i will conquer it, and end up with a pretty shawl in the end!!!!

  4. You are tempting me!! First with Butterfly and now with this. If there only could be more hours a day so I at least could knit 8 of them. Then I could join your KAL and knit beautiful lace all day. (note to self: must finish Gemma first and then start Rouge. Don’t even think about starting another project….)

  5. I’d love to join. As you can guess from my blog name “knit-along…” I’ve been dieing to get into one! and I’m ready to move on to something in mohair.

  6. can I join? I need to get some yarn, but if the start date isnt till Sept 1 then I have time right? Now I have to decide what color to do this in….

  7. Any more room for another knitter? :)
    I recently joined Rowan’s International Membership, so I have my book and yarn (from the free gift) and am ready.

  8. Hey girl! Count me in on the River Along. I started before you announced the along, so I’m a little ahead of the game, but knowing me that won’t last!

  9. Ok, me too. Can’t resist a good lemming rush LOL I might have to spring from some KSH for this one…two balls won’t break the bank, right? (n’ermind the other yarn that will just happen to jump into my bag)
    Thank goodness you charted this; I was going to totally skip it because of the lack of a chart!

  10. Hi there – I am using Crystal Palace Kid Merino –
    it has 240yds to 25gms…I’ve looked at both of them “in the flesh” – almost identical except KSH has the silk sheen to it…otherwise a good cheaper option.

  11. Count me in!!! I’m going to use the Kidsilk Haze I got with my membership for it. And thanks for providing a charted version…that’s really great of you and I will certainly be using that!

  12. ok, count me in…I don’t know when, or how…or if I should put down my christmas knitting and start…oh I will knit it though, I will.

  13. Thank you so much for providing a copy of your chart. I started this a few days ago (after giving up on Birch!) and the knitting is going quite well for this not too experienced knitter.

  14. Hi!
    I came across your blog while looking for River Stole help – I’d like to join your knitalong – please add me- it’ll be my first knitalong. Hopefully I can keep up with everyone else (it’s really hard to squeeze in knitting time with 2 young kids). Anyhow, I’ll be using Kidsilk Night in Starry Night. Just waiting for my yarn to arrive, but can’t wait to start. Thanks for the chart!

  15. I want to do it too. I love Kid Silk Haze. What do I need to do to join? I have the Rowan Book and I’ll just have to order the yarn. Let me know what I need to do. I have never been in a Knit-Along before.

  16. Wow! Beautiful – and thanks to your chart, I can actually see what it’s supposed to look like now. Thanks for doing that.

  17. I’ve been thinking of making this ever since 38 arrived. Now all I need to do is decide which colour KSH tp make it in from the stash!

  18. I just started the first repeat, and I love this pattern. I’m using KSH in Pearl and its turning out great. Thanks so much for the chart, now I dont have to carry the magazine with me everywhere I go. Anyone have any needle suggestions?

  19. I started River last Thursday and am now almost finished. I’m doing it in KSH in Dewberry. I am really pleased with it. It’s so gossamer-like as to be almost ethereal. There are some photos on my blog of it at the almost half way stage. The close up photo shows the true colour; the other photo was somewhat spoilt by the flash. I’m going to post some more photos over the weekend once it’s finished.

  20. Please add me in*
    OK, so I started today a little early but I just HAD to and now I know there are a few of us around I feel GREAT**
    Can’t WAIT to let the wild ‘River’ take me on it’s journey.
    I have KSH in ‘Blushes’ which did TRY to be used for Birch but I started and ripped FOUR times so eventually, let it go…..
    Please please PLEASE can I join???? <3 <3

  21. Yes yes yes! Haven’t started yet, but am looking forward to casting on with the sinful Kidsilk. I have a feeling I’ll eventually be knitting two Rivers….my mother was drooling over it in the new mag. Wasn’t impressed with the rest (it was a bit disappointing) but she did love River!

  22. Ooops! I neglected to state the color of the KSH I’m using – Dewberry. I’ve ordered some KSH in Majestic as well…perhaps I’ll be inspired to work on a second one!

  23. Hello, please can I join? I’m intentional on using KS Night in moonlight, but if my experiences with Birch are anything to go by I will probably end up switching to something a bit more friendly.

  24. Can I join too? I got two balls of black KSH as this year’s membership gift and they are just crying out for River! Hope this goes better than Birch…..

  25. as soon as the Rowan magazine came in, I started the River. I still had some pearl KSH left. I’m making it slightly wider; 5 stitches on each side. THANK you for the pdf…literally reading the instructions is not so easy. Currently I’m at row 23.
    Please can I join?

  26. I posted a picture of my RIVER in progress on my blog, along with an explanation of my variation……I may knit this again and do it as the pattern is written……..:)

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