Monday, April 21, 2014


I've noticed a trend with my recent knitting projects.  I seem to be fixated on one color.  Socks, sweater, shawl . . . all green.  Don't get me wrong.  I do like green, but I'm ready for a color change.

That's probably why I was extra delighted to get this off the needles.


This shawl is worked from the bottom up.  It starts with the ruffle border.  From there, the body stitches are picked up.  The design uses a slip-stitch pattern, so there's never more than one color in use on any row.  

The pattern consists of a 10-row repeat.  The two colors are alternated with every repeat creating a lively visual effect.  The knitted fabric almost looks like it's woven.  

I enjoyed watching this design unfold.  Since it's worked from the bottom up, the rows got shorter and shorter.  The last several repeats were the equivalent of a knitting sprint.

The yarn is Lillian, colorways Ribbit and Gooseberry.

This is a great project to experiment with different color combinations - everything from subtle to shocking.  There are endless possibilities. And now it's time for a new project.  I'm not sure where this will lead me, but I've already determined it's not going to be green.


Betsy said...

Gee, I wonder why you might want some green in your life? ;)

The shawl is beautiful! Adding to my queue right away.

Stephanie/Dirty Water DyeWorks said...

Funny you should chime in on this one. When I was knitting this, I thought of you. I think this is one you'll like. And there aren't any charts. Enjoy!