I could knit Feyre again. And again. It was that satisfying. I was imitating the sample, knit in Brooklyn Tweed’s Newsprint. I think the Patons Classic Aran and Dark Grey Marl colorways gave mine a similarly graphic look. True black would’ve been nicer, but I was on a budget.
This shape of this shawl is new to me. It’s longer than the normal crescent shawl, so it works like a scarf, too. I can’t wait for an opportunity to try it out. Sadly, we didn’t have a winter this year, and it’s practically summer. You can’t tell, but I was dying from heat in these photos. However, next winter, I will be ready!
Though I wanted to knit mine with two high contrast colors, I think adding more colors or toning down the contrast sounds interesting too. Check out Katy’s multicolored version.
Shannon is one of my favorite designers. She designs things I could wear every single day, and the pattern books she’s been making with Jane Richmond are beautiful. But, you knew that. Shannon also has a really great Ravelry group, with the best knit-alongs. They are the KALs I can’t live without.
Details: I used size US 8 needles and 2 skeins of each colorway to knit this. I also used season 1 of Baskets to fuel my knitting. There’s really nothing else to say about the knitting, except that it was bliss.
I had high hopes for going somewhere neat to take these photos, but the weather turned hot and I got a migraine, so my house it was.
What I love about this shawl is the contrast, the stripes of color and texture, and the interesting shape. I love the border too. I think this shawl would look great with my black maxi dress.
I knit this for the Grocery Girls’ BFF Knit-along, for which we could knit any pattern by good friends Shannon Cook or Jane Richmond. Guys, I have a list a mile long, and I’ve already knit a lot of their stuff.
What have you guys knit by these BFFs? And which of their patterns do you want to knit next?