Thursday, March 24, 2022

Libery Tides Shawl

Okay, I told you I was enamored with intarsia and I used this technique in another design! Liberty Tides is my newest shawl design that features intarsia, variegated yarn, and cables! 

My newest shawl design takes variegated yarn (sometimes hard to find patterns for) and transforms them into the perfect base for your shawl and contrast cable!

Liberty Tides uses two skeins of fingering weight for the main color, I used a variegated yarn so that I could use a tonal/contrast color to highlight the variegated yarn. The contrast color used about 10 grams of yarn so a mini skein or leftover should be plenty. The shaping is my favorite asymmetric triangle shape that is perfect for wrapping around the neck a few times. 

The yarn I used was a merino/cashmere/nylon base and has the most beautiful halo (fuzzy stuff) that feels amazing on my skin. The yarn was dyed by Leading Men Fiber Arts that I picked up at a fiber festival. 

How did I pick my main colors and the contrast? I like to highlight a certain color in my variegated yarn to make it stand out. With this variegated it could have been the purple or perhaps the green but pink is one of my favorites and I knew that pink was the one for me. I had a full skein of the pink yarn and hardly used any so I'll definitely be able to make another project with it. 

Any fingering weight yarn will work (but I also had a tester knit it in DK weight and it came out amazing!) as well as any amount of yardage. This shawl can definitely be made into a shawlette if you only have a single skein of the main color that you would like to use. If you are planing to knit with one skein of main colors I think that about 6 grams of the contrast should be enough. 

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