We’ve got some winners from our Among Stones KAL!
Now for those new patterns I promised you yesterday.
Creating this pattern was a treat for me, I don’t have a lot of experience with hand spun yarns and it was daunting (but exciting!) getting to suggest colors and combinations that I wanted for the shawl. They created two yarns for me, one was a striped yarn that moved from yellow to brown and the second yarn was one of the browns from the stripes in a solid color. The shawl starts at the top and uses a series of short rows and increases to create ’tiles’ in garter and lace across the top of the shawl. You might be able to tell, I had a lot of fun playing with short rows on this shawl!
I love how this sweater has been photographed, the model is beautiful but earthy and you can’t beat outdoor photography. It was Lisa Shroyer’s first photo shoot as the editor of Interweave and I’m really looking forward to where she goes from here!
This design was kept deliberately simple, top down with dropped stitch details and a circular yoke. It’s in a yarn that I love to use, Madelinetosh ‘Pashmina’ that feels great to knit with. I was worried that the yarn color variations would dominate too much but I think it works in the end?