The Cois Farraige KAL has been making great progress for the last week. Knitters started with Section 1 that begins with just a few stitches and increases all the way out until the full with of the shawl is reached.
The shawl uses a combination of garter, garter stripes and slip stitch lace stripes. You can create a lot of variety in the shawls just by picking subtle or sharp contrasts between the two colours. For the sample I used Blasta Light Emerald and Farraige. This is a fairly muted contrast which makes the lace colours almost blend together.
I called the darker colour Farraige which is the Irish word for sea. The mix of dark greens and blues is almost exactly the colour of the Irish sea in winter time. No Caribbean blues here!
Today the second section has been released. And this is the same as clue 1 ….but different! The stitch patterns remain the same as do the order in which they are worked.
There are 2 differences though, the colours are inverted with the main colour now the contrast colour and the contrast now the main colour. This has the advantage of balancing out the yarn colours used as well as creating some fun visual interest!
The second difference is how it’s worked. Section/Clue 1 was worked from the right tip to the center from side to side. Clue 2 begins at the bottom and works the stripes upwards to the top joining the end of every row with a stitch from clue 1.
Want to Join?
If you’d like to jump in you will get clue 1 and 2 at the same time. The advantage of joining before the KAL is over is that you will get the companion video workshop for free! (This will be a separate paid class after the KAL is over).
Pattern on my website here.
Pattern on Ravelry here.
Yarn kit available here.