Sunday, February 26, 2012

Munch, the shawl

Wow, it has been a LONG TIME since I've published a new design. The amount of time that has passed belies the number of designs I've actually produced during that time, which will be made available, slowly, over the next many months. I was really pumped that Knit Picks released their new colors of Chroma Worsted on Friday so I could FINALLY share this design:

The Munch Shawl. My friend Karen, who knit the gray sample below, christened it because the swirling colors around the edge reminded her of Munch's paintings, Despair in particular.

My cousin Jason, a professional photographer, did some nice portraits of my mom in two version of the shawl. You can see more of his work here. This version is knit in Wool of the Andes Worsted in Mist (3 skeins) and Chroma Worsted in Guppy (1 skein):

The second version is Wool of the Andes Worsted in Caution and Chroma Worsted in Paperback. But you can use any worsted weight yarns you like. Thea made a stash-busting version test knit after she saw me wearing this shawl a couple months ago. As she notes on her blog, it features "wings" that not only increase the shawl's styling options but also hold it firmly in place around your neck.

If you've taken one of my shawl workshops, you'll recognize this as a take on one of my recipes! It's a mix of Stockinette and garter stitch—no charts and only minimum counting. It's how I like my shawls.

You can purchase the pdf for $4.99 here. Imagine the yarn and color possibilities.

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Bonnie said...

Ooh, new Chroma colors! So much to love!!

Stephanie said...

Great functional design and wonderful for those striping yarns we are all often drawn to! (sjn821 on Rav)