Four Elements booklet (plus KAL & competition!)

Ok, now that I’ve taken some photos of the final piece for the pattern booklet (Four Elements) lets get started on voting for our next KAL (knit a long).

The 3 pieces that we will be voting on are all from the booklet Four Elements that will be released at the end of the week .  I’ve listed all supplies so everyone has a chance to gather what they need in time for the KAL.  How does everyone feel about a November 1st start?  I’ll also have a special 10% off discount going until that date for the booklet to make it even easier to get started. The booklet will be available for pre-order immediately and when it  is released on the 15th you will automatically receive a link to download the pdf.
Standard price $13.95 with 10% discount $12.55.
Now for the exciting part….everyone who votes (in the comments of this post) will be entered into a raffle.  The first prize will be a pdf copy of this pattern booklet and 100g of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in color 1285 (dark blue) which has just enough yardage for Gaoth.  I’ll also give out 1 more pdf copy of the booklet for 2nd prize.  The raffle will end on the 16th of October, so get voting!  (If you have already bought the booklet I will send you two of my other self-published patterns so you still win!)

There is one final pattern in the FourElements booklet – Tine Boot toppers but I won’t be including this in voting for the KAL.

The first piece is Uisce.

Uisce Shawlette Details


Length 67”/ 170 cm from end to end.

Depth: 14.5/37cm at center


Hedgehog Fibres ‘Cashmere Silk Worsted’: (55% Silk, 45% Cashmere; 218yds/200m per 100g skein);

Color: Glacier; 2 skeins.

Note: There was almost no yarn left when this shawlette was finished so if you have less yardage than this, reduce the number of repeats at the center.

1 US 9/5.5mm straight or cicular needles

Tapestry needle; 3 stitch markers.


16 sts/22 rows = 4″/10cm in stockinette stitch

Waffle stitch panel (12 sts) measures 2.5”/6.5cm wide


2nd Pattern is Gaoth.

Gaoth Shawl Details


Width: 37”/ 94 cm from side to side.

Depth: 18.5”/47 cm at center.


Artist’s Palette Yarns ‘Cloud’: (Fingering Weight 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 437yds/ 400m per 100g skein);

Color: CL1012 (Pink/Purple); 1 skein.

48”/120cm US 7/4.5mm circular needle.

Tapestry needle; 2 stitch markers.


20 sts/28 rows = 4″/1ocm in stockinette stitch



Talamh Cardigan Details


Bust size: 29 (32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53)” / 74 (81.5, 89, 96, 104.5, 111, 119.5, 127, 135) cm

Minimal ease recommended.


Chest 29 (32, 35, 37.75, 41, 43.75, 47, 50, 53)”/ 74 (81.5, 89, 96, 104.5, 111, 119.5, 127, 135) cm

Note: Buttonbands are not included in this dimension.

Length: 22.5 (23, 23.25, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25, 25.25, 25.5)” / 57 (58.5, 59, 59.5, 61, 62, 63.5, 64, 65) cm

Size 35”/89 cm modelled with minimal ease.


Blue Moon Fiber Arts ‘BFL Sport’: (100% Blue Faced Leicester; 661 yds/604 m per 226g skein);

Color: Copperline; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins.

Alternative Yarn: Garnstudio ‘Safran’: (100% Cotton; 174yds/159m per 50g skein);

Color: Turquoise (51); 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12) skeins.

US 4/3.5mm circular needle, 32-inch length or longer for bigger sizes.

US 4/3.5mm double pointed needles (dpns).

Tapestry needle; 6 stitch markers; 4 split ring/removable stitch markers; waste yarn; 12 (12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14) buttons.


24 sts/32 rows = 4″/10cm in stockinette stitch on US 4/3.5mm needles

28 sts/32 rows = 4″/10cm in Deep Waffle Stitch

28 sts/32 rows = 4″/10cm in Ribbing

32 thoughts on “Four Elements booklet (plus KAL & competition!)

  1. I think they’re all beautiful (and I can’t wait to knit Talamh), but for the KAL I think Gaoth would be perfect – not too big a project coming up to Christmas, especially if you’ve got a big long list of pressies to knit.

  2. I vote for Talamh, it is perfect! And I have just the perfect yarn for it too. They are all beautiful, though.

  3. I love Talamh. This is the perfect time of year to knit up a sweater. This one is beautiful and looks like it would be a fairly fast knit. I don’t really think it would take that much longer than the beautiful Gaoth. There are not too many KAL’s that do sweaters. So, why not this one? Perfect pattern, perfect time.

  4. They are all lovely but Talmah would be my first pick, but saying that I could happily knit the lot!

  5. Talamh is my first choice too – in fact I’ve already swatched and am eagerly awaiting my pattern lol. Love them all though :)

  6. I love all the patterns but Talamh is def my fave and would be great for a KAL. Its feminine without being too girly and so would suit anyone.
    Fab designs as always, cant wait to get knitting x

  7. I absolutely adore Talamh but am inclined to agree that Gaoth would be a more practical knit at this time of year. Although… Stuff it – go with my gut instinct!

    Talamh gets my vote!!!

  8. I pre-ordered the booklet the other day – can’t wait for the full release.

    I’d really like to knit Talamh too. It’s practical yet very feminine. Lovely work, Carol, as always.

  9. I think the Gaoth would be a doable project this time of year. It would make a great Christmas Gift too! They are all great though. I’m making your Iced sweater right now(for myself), and I just love it so far. One sleeve togo and the neckline too! Cant wait to where it.

  10. Talamh has my vote, too. I’ve been playing around with my needles to get gauge. :) The waffle stitch is looking amazing IRL.

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