Stratum Shawl

Here's a lovely new brioche shawl pattern by Leela Frankcombe, Stratum shawl. I test knit this interesting shawl pattern for Leela with Machete Shoppe Simple Sock in colorways Lovedrunk and Winter Wonderland, purchased from Yarn Social in Kansas City, Missouri. The cord-looking elements near the edge of the shawl, made with Leela's welt stitch, were … Continue reading Stratum Shawl

Hot Line

Hot Line by MonsterKnits is a triangular-shaped shawl with elements of garter stitch, stripes and fisherman’s rib. If you’re not into brioche, but like the way it looks, fisherman’s rib may be your thing! This was the perfect pattern to show off my Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere Ode to Spring Set that I … Continue reading Hot Line

Chess Shawl

I really enjoyed test knitting Raina Kruus’ Chess Shawl with the other lovely test knitters last month. The yarn is Dream in Color Jilly Cashmere in colorways Whetstone and Velvet Port. The shawl is warm and squooshy and the pattern was a delight to knit. It came out to a good size, too. My project … Continue reading Chess Shawl

Christmas Rose

I just finished this lovely MKAL (“mystery knit-along”), Christmas Rose by Jana Huck of Janukke. It turned out beautifully. This was a great brioche shawl that anyone with some intermediate brioche experience can knit. My shawl used beautiful Malabrigo Arroyo (sport weight) in colorways Plomo, Lavanda and Talisman. I purchased these online from Eat. Sleep. … Continue reading Christmas Rose

Silverleaf

Happy New Year! My first completed project for 2020 (just after midnight) is Silverleaf. I guess I could call this one Goldleaf due to it’s beautiful gold color. The yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo in Sunset. Malabrigo makes the best yarn—this was wonderful yarn to knit with and the semi-solid color makes the finished shawl color … Continue reading Silverleaf