I always loved to reinterpret patterns, changing colours, yarn weights, adding the extra little which make the FO totally mine. One of the best example which comes to my mind right now is my Secret of Change, designed by Veera Välimäki. I added one pattern repeat after the end of the “official” pattern, knitted it in two colours and added a picot bind-off. As much as I like the original pattern, I’m utterly in love with my version of it and I can surely say that it’s one of my most worn knitted item of all times, thanks to these modifications.
One of the best part of being a designer is seeing YOU knitting the patterns I designed. Here are a few example to inspire you the next time you’ll be in search of a shawl pattern.
Eider is my first shawl design, it will have a special spot in my heart forever.
At first, designed to be knitted in only one colour, I decided to knit myself and add instructions in the pattern to knit it in two colours.
Mon duvet à moi ! Plume, plume, plume ! / Light as a feather ! Fluffy as duck down , eider down !!! Le très bel eider de @tisserin_coquet , elle organise un kal demain avec Eider , laissez vous tenter par ce chale aérien, douillet et rapide à tricoter ! #eider#tisserincoquet en #merinosoxs #moleküle de @garnstories avec la #silkymohair de @labienaimee #natural rehausse avec la #comfymerino et #mohairsilk #lollipops de @martinslab
Sorry for the crappy nightly phone pic, but I wanted to show my finished Eider shawl. —— Désolée pour la photo moisie, mais je voulais absolument montrer mon châle Eider terminé. —— #kaleider #tisserincoquet #shawlknitting #shawlknittersofinstagram #knittersofinstagram #knitting #igknitters #handdyedyarn #chale #tricot #laineteintealamain
Fanny experimented with dye pots to design the perfect yarn to knit her shawl. Look how both colours complement each other but still have enough contrast. A match made in heaven! (#privatebollywoodjoke)
The Anjali shawl was included in Le Chat qui Tricote Summer 2017 Box. My goal was to stimulate advance beginners to knit impressive but easy lace. I’m so honoured to see a lot of you trusting me to knit your first lace or your first shawl!
Unfortunately all of the first timers have their Instagram accounts set on private so you’ll not see their pictures here but you can take a look of the Anjali project gallery on Ravelry to see them 😉
Il est beau mon #anjali hein ? Il n’est pas pour moi mais vu comme il est agréable et rapide à faire il aura sûrement des petits frères ! Modèle de @tisserin_coquet avec la belle laine du @lechatquitricote dans leur box d’été ! #lechatquitricote #tisserincoquet #lechatquitricote #instatricot #tricopathe #knittingismyyoga
My own Anjali was knitted in a bright hot pink but the kit was available in several colours, including a turquoise blue named Lagune. I love to see the same pattern in different colours! For me, this one screams winter and snow in all its fibres (well, I might have seen Frozen a bit too much, what can I say, Anna has beautiful mitts so I kind of had to!).
In this deep blue, Anjali dressed herself for a night out and is ready to be the prettiest girl on the dance floor (and she knows how to dance, that’s certain!)
A little close-up from Nam in the same colourway. The lace patterns is based only on simple lace stitches and will be highlighted even with a subtlety semi-solid as she used here. PS: I love macro photos! 💙
Single fingering weight yarn is usually my go-to yarn weight when it’s time to cast-on a new shawl. And what constitute the most of my stash. It allows a lot a room to play and you can have a pretty big shawl with only two yarn skeins.
Florence knitted her shawl in a soft pink colour which highlights the lace stitch patterns. If you swipe through the pictures, you’ll see all it’s glory in close-ups. So pretty! I can’t get enough of it!
Enjoying the color change in my #meerashawl designed by @tisserin_coquet. I went with the more subtle colour combination, and I just love this soft peach! I think I might have preferred to fade it in as suggested in the pattern, but I’m going to forge ahead. Every stitch has been delightful, even though I can’t knit as much now that I’m back teaching. Colours by @woolenboon in my favorite base, #woolenboon #boonskinny
Kara went with quite a bolder colour change than I did, switching from moss green to soft peach. Two of my favourites colours in the same project, I can wait to see how it turns out!
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