Welcome to the rainBOOM! Wrap Make-along!
I’ve rounded up all of the information related to the rainBOOM! MAL that is running through the entire month of February 2019 and have added it all here. You’ll be able to find tips and tricks, the patterns in English (US and UK) and Dutch, and loads of general info to help you in your journey.
Here is where you can find all of the basics, including how to join in, share and ask questions:
Find the Yarn
Once you have all the info, you’ll need to get your hands on the yarn.
There are loads of fabulous retailers all over the world where you can buy your yarn packs. Scheepjes has a complete list on their website and I have a few recommendations for you too:
Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world
Deramores* also ships globally
Black Sheep Wools* in the UK
Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn shop here in Almere
Be Inspired in South Africa
Knotty House* in North America
Yarn Inspired, BelleMae Yarns and Knit Spin Weave in Australia
Or you could check out my designer store on Deramores.com* – where you can get your hands on the kit AND a pdf of the pattern at the same time. They also ship worldwide, so that’s a win-win!
OK. Now you you have your yarn, it’s time to decide which version of the pattern works best for you.
As I noted above, the pattern is available in two languages, English and Dutch. I’ve created patterns for both US and UK/AUS terms in English, so you can choose whichever you prefer:
Or, you can download all three patterns in a printable or e-reader friendly format from ravelry for a small fee. By choosing to buy the pattern, you’re helping to keep the lights on here at MissNeriss HQ and it gives me the freedom to be able to host events like the #rainBOOMMAL at no cost to you. Plus, I extend my endless gratitude to you for making the choice.
Tips and Tricks
In my tips and tricks post, you can find all the info for the little things that you might find tricky, but before that goes live I want to re-iterate the importance of making a gauge/tension swatch.
I cannot overstate how important it is to match tension in this project. We’re working with teeny tiny balls of yarn, and we need to make the absolute most of them. So by the time you get to making the diagonal rows between the triangles, if you don’t have the right tension you will run out of yarn!
You really are going to be playing yarn chicken, and the pattern calls for a hook that is 1.5-2mm larger than what the yarn calls for, so we have plenty of wriggle room to go down hook sizes if you need to. The drape will be the same if you use a smaller hook and match the tension, so play around to get it right. For your swatches, I recommend using either colour 801 or 803.
I have the most adorable set of rainbow blocking pins from KnitPro to giveaway. These are going to be invaluable when it comes time to block your rainBOOM!
The set contains two blockers of each colour; 12 with 6 pins and 8 with 4 pins. And they’re just gorgeous!
To be in with a chance to win the set, you need to share your rainBOOM! pics on Instagram or Facebook (or both for more chances), use the hashtag #rainBOOMMAL in your post, and follow MissNeriss and Scheepjes on the platform you choose to share. For an extra chance to win, tag your friends!
The retail price of these is €26.95, and in NL you can get them from bol.com* and de Breibar if you don’t want to wait! Internationally, check with your favourite retailer and if they don’t have them; you can always ask them to order them in for you.
The winner will run for the duration of the MAL, and I’ll announce a winner on the 28th of Feb.
The fine print: The giveaway is thanks to the lovely team at Scheepjes and is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram in any way. The giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where you live in the world.
Special Thank You Discount
Lastly, to show you how thankful I am that you’ve taken the time to spend your hard earned money to join me in this exciting adventure, I want to give you a discount on all of the patterns that are in my Ravelry store.
There is no limit on the amount of patterns you purchase, and the discount is valid from right now through to the end of Feb 2019.
Just use code rainBOOMMAL at checkout for 15% off.
Now, there’s one thing left to do, and that’s to CROCHET!
Big hug XO