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Pi Day MAL

Happy Pi Day!

Are you ready for the tea on the Pi Day MAL? Tea goes well with pie right? This post will give you the info you need to prepare to make along with @knotbadbritt and I, win prizes, and make (or just eat - you can let the store make them) pies. If you missed the LIVE on Monday 3/8 with Britt and I, you can catch it here. And check out the sister post on KnotBadBritt.com for the info you need to set yourself up for the crochet deets. These two shawls are part of the Sisters Not Twins Project. That means there is a crochet and a knit version of the same shawl, each highlighting their crafts unique features while celebrating the many aspects our arts share.

The patterns will go up for free on our blogs. You will be able to purchase a pdf copy of the the knit sister shawl for $1 from the SDK Store or the SunDaughter Ravelry Store on Sunday, 3/14/21. The MAL will run from 3/14 through 4/4 2021 with manageable goals and prizes each week. Yup prizes! hehe We have teamed up with some great makers including @word.picture.inc.design, @oddknotsandthreads, @radicalthreads, @gavriellamakes and more. You will be able to win by posting with the hashtags #sisnottwins #pidaymal along with each weeks specific hashtag (#pidaymalweek2, #pidaymalweek3, and #pidaymalweek4). Don't forget to tag @SunDaughterKnits and @KnotBadBritt in your posts. There will be two winners each week! Oh and (this is so fun) there will be a zoom date in which we can all make oooooooh noises at each other's shawls, answer any questions that may have come up and just enjoy crafting in community. That will be on 3/27/21 at 1pm pst. and there will be an email going out with each update newsletter containing links to the sign up.

What about the part where you WIN YARN THIS WEEK? Lion Brand has set us up with enough yarn for 6 (YES SIX) people to win a shawl quantity of Shawl In A Ball yarn for the Pi Day MAL. Thats three winners on each of our Instagram grids. You can play along between, 8/10 and 8/12 2021 by going to my instagram profile and clicking on this picture. Follow me, KnotBadBritt, and Lion Brand on Instagram. Like that post and comment with your favorite kind of pie. Tag some buddies who like pie, free yarn and might want to make along with you (a separate comment for each tag). Then go over to @knotbadbritt's grid and play along over there for three more chances to win! Winners will be chosen on Friday 8/12/21! (Here is the part about the giveaway not being affiliated with Instagram etc etc. Also, I am not editing this paragraph to remove all the exclamation points!)

Now down to the supplies and gauge and sizing, cause while its not quite as fun as free yarn, its super important right? This bit here comes right from the pattern:


Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball, 1 skein or 480 yds/440 m category 4, worsted weight yarn

Difficulty Level:



52in/132cm wingspan and 23in/58.5cm deep


18 stitches and 22 rows in 4in/10cm stockinette stitch knit flat

Needles and Notions:

32in (or longer) US 8/ 5mm circular needle, darning needle, blocking pins and mat (or towels to block up on)

Have you noticed I have not mentioned the name of theses shawls? Ya, thats 'cause they don't have names yet! hahaha *picture me with my blushing face in my hands shaking my head and giggling. But don't worry! There will be names for these sweeties before Sunday 3/14 ;) Until then, run over to Insta and play along with that first giveaway to win you some yarn! Oh! and check out this recipe. I think Yari and I will be making it on Saturday and we will be sure to report back on Sunday for Pi Day Festivities.


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