Today is a holiday here, and the sun is shining. In my experience these two events don’t occur at the same time as often as they should. I am about to venture out for a walk in the woods. Before I do, however, a very quick post to show you a pop of colour from my newest project:
This is the Koko shawl, designed by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. The pattern photo has it knitted up in pastels, but as soon as I saw this luscious green at the Unravel festival, I imagined it in this shawl. The yarn is Northiam by Kettle Yarn Co, a fingering weight 100% wool in Samphire (green), Canvas (cream), and Blackthorn (a very dark navy). The yarn is lovely and feels great.
The fabric naturally curls quite a bit, a you can see from the above photo, and it is also pulled in – it will all relax out in the final blocking, although I will try to keep as much of the 3-D structure as I can. Here I am stretching it out a bit side-to-side so you can have a glimpse of what the pattern will actually look like post-blocking:
And here I am stretching it out end-to-end so that you can see how much I’ve knitted up so far – about 15″/38cm:
I’m off for that walk!