If you want the background on what I’m doing, read this post first.
Thank you to everyone who responded so positively to my returning to my blog to share my knitting projects and hopefully, raise some funds in 2018 for worthy charities. I still have Windflower ready to go to a good home and do some good.
Just over a week later, I have another shawl finished and ready to go.
Update: This shawl has gone to Jennifer Kolodner for $250 which supported Jewish Children’s Folkshul. Their mission is “to transmit the values of social justice and human responsibility in an environment that nourishes critical thinking and provides a strong sense of Jewish identity.” Thank you, Jennifer!
The pattern is by Anna Victoria, another of my favorite lace designers. Her patterns are always complex and varied, but meticulously edited so they aren’t as hard to execute as they look for a more experienced lace knitter. I finished this one in just 10 days.
It has lots of interesting details:
Here’s a few more views of it after drying and blocking (above pictures are still wet):
I love this yarn.
It’s Twister Fiber Art’s Evolution. It’s a 100% merino wool with a tight, very consistent twist that lends itself so well to these intricate lace patterns (no splitting!). The color changes compliment crescent designs like this. My only regret is that I didn’t get quite enough of the final pale yellow transition at the end as I would have liked. The pattern called for quite a bit more yarn than I ended up using, and I was sad when it was over. Like when you finish a great book.
When soaked and blocked, the yarn takes on an amazing, soft character. I spent quite a bit of time talking with the owner Meg and her staff at Vogue Knitting Live where I purchased this yarn earlier this month. Beautiful yarn sold by a beautiful soul…my favorite combination. Take a moment to read their story and you’ll understand why I was so excited to make this the next yarn I worked with. I have a 2nd skein of this yarn in another colorway for a project coming soon!
Thanks for reading!