Friday, February 13, 2015

FO: Fireweed

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A while back, the wonderful Kate & Rachel of Spincycle Yarns provided me with yarn support for an asymmetrical shawlette design - and it's been burning a hole in my design brain ever since. I'm always so inspired by the long, subtle color shifts of Dyed in the Wool, and I wanted to play with two contrasting colors with a delicate stripe detail and simple lace border.

Overall, I'm really pleased with the way this piece turned out - the asymmetrical detail makes it a bit unusual, and the interplay of color is organic and striking. (Kate, Rachel, and my friend Sooz all weighed in on my color choice, and I think they picked a winner!) I have found that the petite size and shape make it a good candidate for a shawl pin to keep things secure, but don't be fooled by its size - this little devil kept my neck nice and toasty while I set up the Fiber Gallery booth at Madrona Fiber Arts this week.

Side note: I'm working at the shop instead of the booth this year, but I will be at Madrona as my Muggle self on Saturday - please feel free to say hi!

Back to the shawl - Fireweed is in the pattern development stages, and will be on its way to testers soon.

More details on Ravelry here.

5 comments:

Kat said...

That is so cute! I love the stripes, and that color combo is fantastic :)

Diane said...

I really love this! I'll be anxious to see the pattern when it's available!

Bekah said...

That looks great!
The colours are awesome!

Andi said...

Love, I think you were born to wear beautiful handknits.
These colors are wonderful!

Julie I. said...

Beautiful color combo for the stripes and I especially like the inverted scalloped edge!