I’m glad to partner one more time with Audrey from Petit Bout de Laine for my next shawl pattern. She’s such a sweet person to work with <3 And her speckled yarns are gorgeous, am I right?
When I first sent her a drawing of the shawl I had in mind, it was an asymmetrical shawl design, with lace on the inside and a huge garter stitch border in a contrasting colour. Well, it turns out that this shawl was not meant to be. As beautiful as it could be, I did not feel it was right with this yarn.
Sometimes even if all the maths work out, even if it is pretty as it is, it’s simply not the right pattern for the yarn. After knitting A LOT of swatches, I’ve finally settled on something that does feel right. Both for the yarn and the pattern. The main pattern of this shawl is a simple double yarn-over pattern spread all-over the body of the shawl. In my mind, they represent the snow slowly falling on a cold and white winter day, when everything is quite and you can’t hear a sound except for the squeaking of your footpath.
Once I get to work with the yarn and the stitch pattern, a semi-circular shape felt so much better than the triangle I envisioned at first.
So, it won’t be a triangular base. Who does not love pi-shawls anyway?
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