Wrap me up.

April 09, 2012

It's a quiet sunny Good Friday as I write this (but you're probably reading on a Monday, or a Tuesday). It's not often I get to hunt through Rav these days, with winter coming we're busier and busier all the time so a few stolen moments to have a browse through new patterns are precious.

With the recent odd weather of late, I'm thinking about shawlettes and light scarves that can be thrown around my neck or in my bag just in case the sunshine turns chilly. And wow, are we spoiled for choice with patterns right now! Here are a few of my faves (all on Ravelry, click on the image to go through to the pattern page).



Aranami, by Olga Buraya-Kefelian for the Brooklyn Tweed team. I don't know how they do it - Every Single Pattern from this lot is spectacular. Their vision is something to seriously envy. I can see this one knit up in various shades of Knitsch Sock greys.

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The Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen is a gorgeous example of a modern interpretation of Estonian Lace. Imagine this one knit in Spinning a Yarn silk merino lace (which we now have back in stock, hooray!).

Have I blogged about Henslowe before? I can't remember. Anyway, it's stunning.

Henslowe by Beth Kling

Henslowe is a beautiful balance of stitch definition, yarn colour and lace pattern. It's not an easy thing to achieve - harmony between those three things. Which reminds me, I still need to do that post about colour selection for patterns, yes?

Two more:

Semele by Asa Tricosa

Anne, one of our knit night regulars is knitting this in Blue Sky Alpaca's Alpaca silk - and it looks GORGEOUS. I can't wait to see the finished shawl.

And, lastly:

Sherilyn, by Ysolda Teague

Sherilyn is on the needles. I just couldn't resist the call of Blue Sky Alpaca - i'm using the Alpaca Silk sport weight in Garnet for this one, dreaming of how it will feel against my neck. It's a shop sample, so totally justifiable that it's not in the Queue Project list, right? (I really need to write an update on that one!).

We do have yarns to suit all these projects in the shop - so if you need hand choosing colours or yarns, feel free to drop by. It really is a joyful part of the job.



Jo said:

I’m not a shawl person, but Aranami is gorgeous – and would look great in Knitsch greys. Might need to get the kiddie knitting under control and come and see you!


Kate said:

I’m working on the Echo Flower Shawl at the moment, only a dozen rows off finishing. Doing it in a 3-ply Kiwi, their beautiful teal colour


Sarah said:

That Aranami is amazing! It would look cool in graduated greys or steel blues. Wow, even my husband liked it……something to challenge me soon (once my kiddy knitting is complete). PS – I’ve just finished two hats with yarn I bought from your store recently (Cascade 220; Malabrigo Rios) – they look fab and my s’n’b group loved the wool, especially the Malabrigo.

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