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Clivia knit shawl-We are knitters kit

Beautiful knit shawl kindly provided as a kit by We are knitters.

I recently received a knit kit for a beautiful shawl from We are knitters. If you don’t know what a kit includes, let me explain. By purchasing a kit you will get at your doorstep a paper bag with all the things you need to make an item.

Meet the Clivia shawl by We are knitters. An intermediate knitting kit with an amazingly soft cotton yarn.

The yarn -of course-, a printed booklet with the pattern, knitting needles or crochet hook -depending on the pattern you chose-, yarn needle and a cute label to attach to your finished project.

The one that I got is the Clivia shawl. By the way, when I was posting my progress on Instagram some people thought that it was my pattern and they were waiting to be released. Haha, thanks guys, like I am capable to produce such a beautiful, knit lace shawl as my pattern.

So, the Clivia shawl is made with their cotton yarn, which is one of the softest cottons you have ever touched. I mean, working with it is a such a pleasure! The yarn glides effortlessly on the needles and as the shawl grows, so does your contentment.

First things, first… This shawls was -and maybe still is- a little out of my comfort zone level-wise. I knew how to yarn over to increase and even if I hadn’t, the pattern explains all the stitches very well.

I always admired that kind of knit shawls but never have attempted to make one. To be totally honest I had to frog that shawl 3-4 times. The first couple of times were in the beginning, about 25 rows in where I made the same mistake, twice.

Knit shawl

Of course I had to frog the whole thing because I had no idea, at the time, what that mistake was, where to find it and how to frog just one row in lace without the universe come to an end.

The third time I had to frog (the whole thing) I had already done about 75 rows. I mistakenly thought that I had an issue with my gauge in the very beginning (but I didn’t).

The great thing with all that frogging is that now I know how to frog a row full of yarn overs, without losing a stitch and without having small panic attacks.

This is what’s nice with getting a bit over your head. You learn new things. Of course you don’t have to dive deep if you are a beginner, but there is nothing wrong with trying things that you never tried before or you were afraid to try.

I was terrified of frogging in knitting. I was especially terrified to rip out stitches that had yarn overs and consisted a lace pattern. Now, I am not anymore.

Clivia knit shawl

I am not saying that my shawl turned out perfect. I couldn’t avoid tension issues as I am not as an experienced knitter. But that’s ok! I managed to fix all other mistakes I did -one way or the other- and I am very happy with the outcome.

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Intermediate knitting kit by We are knitters for the Clivia shawl. Beautiful knit shawl made with amazingly soft cotton yarn.

Now… what is the new thing you are going to try out today? If your “new thing” is buying a kit from We are knitters and delving onto a new experience, you can use the code MGM8M1FYQ and receive 12$ from your first order.

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Monday 16th of November 2020

Hi Malloo! The shawl looks lovely <3 Your post makes me feel like I would be able to handle this shawl. I'm not very experienced either, but would love to try and have already purchased the kit (: Quick question, what cast-on did you use? Or does it not quite matter too much in this case? Thanks in advance (:


Saturday 21st of November 2020

Hi Bri! I am so glad to hear that! I wear my Clivia shawl a lot during the spring through autumn and I have enjoyed making it, too. I usually use the long tail cast on, so I believe that is what I used in this shawl, but I don't think it quite matters. I hope you enjoy it, too. ;-)


Tuesday 7th of January 2020

Hej Malloo, im from Germany and i also knit the Same shawl. I have a big problem by the row 23,24 I knit this for 6 times and I can’t find the frog. Can you help me? Do you make the yarn over from back to front? In Germany we didn’t do that. It’s scary. Many hugs Alice


Friday 17th of January 2020

You can go to the we are knitters website and ask on the forum there. They provide excellent help with their patterns from people who have made them or they are experienced and willing to help. You may even find someone that speaks German so it will be much easier for you.


Thursday 14th of November 2019

Try using a triangle shaped stitch marker, or what helped me was two markers one on each side of the YOs. It's a bit fiddly, but it works.


Wednesday 18th of September 2019

I have been working on this shawl and can not keep the stitch marker in the center. I must be moving it with the yarn overs? I tried placing it before the YO but it still keeps ending up off center. Any advice?


Wednesday 25th of September 2019

Hmm, maybe your stitch marker is very big and slips over the yarn overs? Try something tighter that it cannot move.

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