This is my third version of this scarf which I designed as a simple reversible (garter stitch) scarf
This version I am knitting in my own hand-dyed handspun merino yarn. I am thrilled with the way the color is working and can hardly wait to try a different color palette
I still have a lot to learn about spinning but knitting up my own handspun will push me to be more consistent
I LOVE this shawl. (If you didn’t realise already, I can’t get enough of shawls atm. Shawls, shawls, shawls, all day long in both knitting and crochet!).
Stripe Study Shawl
by Veera Välimäki - pattern for purchase via Ravelry.
All you need for this all garter stitch shawl is some simple ingredients - your favourite colours and stripes. Unusual shape makes it interesting to knit and to wear. The shawl is worked from top down.
Soon after getting my spinning wheel (in 2008!), I ordered spinning fiber from the now-defunct FreckleFaceFibers Etsy shop (which is sad, because she had some amazing stuff). It was the first thing spun on the wheel, and the first time I tried Navajo plying. And of course it showed – the yarn was terribly over-plied, kinked and ropey. The finished yarn was buried in the stash, waiting for the perfect project to show the subtle striping.
Then my friend Heidi designed yet another beautiful shawl and I knew this was it.