Two projects recently completed have me in a “weaving” frame of mind. The first, a shawl interpreting the Rectangular Crow's Waltz Shawl pattern, uses a type of knit slip stitch that looks like woven fabric when completed. I used five different fiber colorways to achieve this finished look:
Since each colorway utilizes multiple colors to achieve its unique, variegated effect, all of them combined created quite a beautiful fall palate. Since that was my goal, I’m pretty pleased with the finished shawl - even if it is winter, now.
The second project, a scarf, comes from this pattern that utilizes a filet crochet mesh and long lengths of chain stitches that are “woven” into it. Since I stash-busted on this scarf (using up blue and green bits from the shawl above, in addition to other gold, blue and green laceweight and fingering weight yarns) I ended up with a tonal scarf with lots of pop. It's warm and colorful and perfect – well, at least I think so.
Happy holiday to you and yours. May it be filled with peace, love, joy and understanding – or, failing any of that, fragrant greenery and really decadent dessert.