After knitting 20 feet of blanket, I craved a palate cleanser, a lemon sorbet of a project. Something as small and simple as I could find.
This is it, a sublime match of design and yarn that takes me to a pure, beautiful place.
The design of Françoise Danoy plus a single skein of yarn by Silbia Ro of Camellia Fiber Co. here in Nashville.
The Whatu Shawl is one of a pair of free or pay-what-works patterns, the Kākahu Shawls. I love the way she takes the idea of Māori weaving and adapts it to knitted stitches.
This small, asymmetrical shawl stars a lateral braid every inch or so. I’m loving the easy stockinette with a moment of focus to make the fancy row. Sideways stitches! Cool!
And I’m glad to be working with our newest yarn in the Holiday Shop, White Tweed Sock by Camellia Fiber Co.
The color I’m using, Pink Amethyst, is such a shifter—it goes from a soft ballet pink to a more vibrant pink under certain light. All I know is that I am entranced by the subtlety of this color. And the white flecks really do remind me of snowflakes. It’s a lovely effect, knitted up.
We’ve got three more colors. Charcoal is an MDK exclusive, am aiming for socks in this color.
So soothing to work on this. And by the way, up top that’s the very first Bento Bag I ever bought, years ago. It is a well-worn friend at this point, and I’m so happy we have just started carrying Bento Bags in the Shop, in four colors.