Oh, look, another grey day. What’s a good cure for the overcast blahs? Color! Here are Wanda’s Kite and Zanette Shawl to cheer us up.
Kite* comes from designer Ann Klimpert. Wanda used La Jolla from Baah! Yarn and Alegria from Manos del Uruguay.
The Zanette Shawl* was designed by Katy H. Carroll, a.k.a. Katinka Designs. Wanda’s yarns here are Shalimar Paulie and, again, Alegria from Manos.
Now, a word about the colors: the light pink of the garter section and dark pink of the lace edging weren’t Wanda’s idea. The latter bled onto the former, despite her using the (usually foolproof) trick of soaking a project worked in both very light and very dark colors in icy water liberally doused with white vinegar. The Alegria was originally white with speckles of pinks, reds, and blues. Alas, sometimes bad things do happen to good knitters. But if I hadn’t spilled the beans, would you have ever guessed it wasn’t exactly what she’d planned all along?
Now, some beautiful cable work. Suzanne made her Two Roads shawl from Melanie Berg in Berroco Vintage DK. She has it pinned at the shoulder poncho-style. Lovely.
I’ll end with a plug for another of our yarns, fingering weight Coexist from Urth Yarns. It’s an 80% silk/20% Extrafine Merino blend. Brigid created our shop sample scarf in the classic seafoam stitch.
Full disclosure: perhaps not the best choice for beginner knitters, since silk is famously slippery and inelastic.
But, that said, wow! Doesn’t it make a super wearable scarf? It will definitely attract both compliments and that comment we all love to hear, “You made that yourself?”
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!