My original plan for this yarn was the WestKnits Mystery KAL, this didn't actually happen. I planned to start after the first two clues had been released, but when I saw what was knitting up I decided it really wan't my style. With that in mind I searched for another Stephen West pattern that would use all the colors that I had purchased.
On my trip to New York I picked up WestKnits Shawls Book 1 so I took a gander through the book and decided on Garter Breeze. This is the striped version of Smooth Move and I am absolutely in LOVE! I knew the colors were going to look amazing together but this just makes me smile every time I go to put it on.
I worked with all Madelinetosh yarns (for the main colors), I picked these up on a yarn crawl/road trip with my knit group, two are madtosh sock and the other two are madtosh twist light. These colors worked perfectly with Stephen's signature short row construction with a finishing i-cord.
The colors for the madtosh are Jade, Torchere, Found Pottery and Plunge. I did run out of my main color (found pottery) and added in orange Sweet Georgia in Tough Love Sock, I'm so happy I had this on hand and it matched well with the other colors.
My i-cord was knit with leftover yarn from another WestKnits project; which again, this grey just fit perfectly as the finishing touch. I am enamored with how finished shawls look with an i-cord edging, just a step up with how clean the lines are. As always, there will be a new WestKnits shawl on the needles soon!
What a stunning shawl. I love the colour combo.ReplyDelete
Thanks! They were fairly easy to pick, each color is the speckled skein. Love when projects come together like that:)Delete
Those colours are gorgeous! Beautiful job. I keep wanting to pluck up the courage to do a Stephen West project - all my friends from my local knit club have done at least one. I think my problem is that I like order, and his designs are fantastically chaotic :)ReplyDelete
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For me, I had to look past the color choices. WestKnits are mainly in neon colors and really don't knit with neon, I have to really look at the design not at his color choice. Maybe look at Dotted Rays, that one is the same repeat of short rows and yarn-overs throughout the whole shawl:)Delete
Wow, this is just stunning! What gorgeous colors! Such a beautiful FO. - Katherine fiberandsustenance.wordpress.comReplyDelete
Thanks Katherine! I've been wearing it non-stop since I've finished it:)Delete
I love the colors and the design! I think you made a great decision :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! All the colors and yarns work so well together. I love the clean look of the icord edging as well.ReplyDelete