Wear A Hug
June 16, 2017

Wear A Hug

We are absolutely thrilled this week to be revealing our newest collaboration with the very talented Kristina Vilimaite, who has designed the Wear A Hug shawl.  This very wearable shawl uses two skeins of our Merino Cashmere in contrasting colours.  It has a slightly asymmetrical shape that is curved at the top to sit perfectly over your shoulders.  The shawl is easily customizable for those who would like a bigger shawl to curl up in (you'll need two main colour skeins and one contrast colour). All instructions are included in the pattern.



To celebrate the release of Wear A Hug, we have come up with 20 yarn combinations, using three of our favourite bases: Merino Cashmere, Uptown Sock and Top Draw Sock.  The combinations are:




  1. Barley and Fig
  2. Jersey and Sea Salt
  3. In the Navy and Nautical
  4. Hopeless Romantic and Lichen
  5. Be Mine and Rose Hip
  6. Wintertide and Eventide
  7. Glee and Love Buzz
  8. Caramel and Beach Shack
  9. Fallow and Early Morning Mist
  10. Night Owl and Blush Crush
  11. Tundra and Scribbly Gum
  12. Graphite and Granite
  13. Metropolis and Namaste
  14. Slate and Ghost
  15. Sterling and Static
  16. Wood Smoke and Whisper
  17. Storm and Spellbound
  18. Paparazzi and Pixelated
  19. Sand and Confetti
  20. Majestic and Head Over Heels

Kristina used #18 Paparazzi and Pixelated for her version.

Each of these yarns will be sold separately, giving you the opportunity to mix and match colours as you please. However, if you're undecided, try one of our combinations!  All yarns are now in store and ready to ship, and you can purchase the Wear A Hug pattern over on Ravelry. To find out how to get a free copy, read on!



Wear A Hug KAL On Instagram

Kristina is hosting a KAL on Instagram, where she will be revealing the Wear A Hug pattern in three stages (and for free!): Chart A will be posted on June 15, Chart B on June 19, and Chart C on June 22. The KAL will run until July 14th, and you can find Kristina on Instagram as @animaknits.

You can also receive a free copy of the pattern by signing up to Kristina's newsletter!  She will send you the pattern in PDF format on July 15th once the KAL has been completed.  So, grab your yarn and join in the fun!  Kristina is also having a summer sale. All of her patterns and e-books are currently 20% off; just use the code summer when checking out.

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Skein Team xxoo