Thursday, April 09, 2015

One Two Three

Step One: Say something ridiculous in front of Indigodragonfly's Kim.
Step Two: Get a colourway of sock yarn named after that ridiculous thing.
Step Three: Design a shawl for that colourway.

It was late. I was tired. Kim and I (and several others) were in an cramped hotel room, and I was wearing leopard print tights. As you do.

Meet "Ninja Leopard Interpretive Dance".

It's Kim's CaribouBaa, a fantastic plied fingering weight yarn. It's a pleasure to work with, and blocks beautifully.

A garter stitch shawl.

One Yarn.
Because some busy variegated yarns look best in garter stitch. And garter stitch is easy and soothing.

Two skeins.
It's big enough to be wrapped around; big enough for broader shoulders than mine.

Three directions.
Garter stitch one way is too easy. This shawl is worked in three different directions for a fun interplay of striping and colours. Carefully placed slipped stitches add definition and detail.

One, Two, Three: The perfect everyday shawl? Fun but not too taxing to knit or wear. Although it is entirely worked in garter, there are slipped stitches, a variety of increases, an attached edging technique, and picking up of stitches. That having been said, I do try very hard to write instructions clear enough that you can figure it out even if you haven't done that particular thing before.
And you can do it, too, it's easy (it's so easy)...

Casual and fun.

One yarn, Two skeins, Three directions.

Available for purchase from the usual places: Patternfish, Ravelry and LoveKnitting.

And get the yarn from Kim.

She'll also have kits at the Frolic, in other colours, too. Just in case you are slightly more sane than me...

Many thanks to the forebearance of the team at Caplansky's. Our original photoshoot location fell through, and Claude and I were stupid enough to attempt a photoshoot at a deli. During the Sunday brunch rush. Elaine in particular gets a shout-out for not throwing us out.

1 comment:

May said...

Hi Kate,

Garter stitch and sock yarn is my favourite knitting combination. I'm intrigued with the variety of techniques in your new pattern and am ready to try something more challenging. Tx!