You know I can never really get enough of biased knitting. Over the past several years I’ve found myself returning again and again to the amazing effects that can be created from increases and decreases combined. Most recently you can see it in our autumn KAL, Rusty Lines, but it goes all the way back through my past designs. Most recently it’s made an appearance in my newest shawl design, Neon Skyline.
This shawl starts at the small tip, increasing and decreasing to form an arrow like shape. It combines 2 yarns; Stolen Stitches Nua and Townhouse Yarns Fade St 4ply. I love how the neutral navy of Nua really allows the neon Fade St to pop! The shawl combines garter stitch and a mosaic stitch pattern for an easy to memorise pattern that knits up really quickly to form a great size shawl.
This is the original swatch I did for the shawl to check if the shape would work. This swatch used Nua Sport in ‘Figment’ combined with Fade St ‘Big Bird’ however for the final shawl Townhouse Yarns created a custom colour just for the shawl launch! The final shawl combines Fade St ‘Strike a Pose’ with Nua Sport ‘Late Night Blues’ for a great combination of dark and light.
If you’ve never tried mosaic stitch before don’t be intimidated. It’s one of the easiest forms of colourwork that there is. You are only ever working a single colour at a time and you slip the second colour. Really couldn’t be easier!
Vogue Knitting Live NY
If you’d like to see this shawl in person and pick up some yarn you can find it at Vogue Knitting Live New York 17-19th January on stand 316 (This Is Knit). I will be on the stand also both Saturday and Sunday from 11-12 to say hi. If you want me to sign any books that you have please bring them along and I’ll have my pen ready!
In the next few weeks keep a watch out for some shawl kits I’ll have available once we have all recovered from NY! (Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter to be the first to hear).