So much new stuff going on this week! I feel like this is the biggest week in the history of TFA! All very exciting news, so if I seem a little hyper this week please forgive me. Today is all about my new shawl pattern: the Eventide Shawl. When I decided to add Amber Label DK weight yarn to my collection, I wanted to design something to highlight the new base. Dk weight yarn is great for garments, and I'm sure there will be many Amber Label sweaters in my future, but I had a shawl idea in mind and thought that exploring a shawl design done in a heavier gauge could be a lot of fun. So, voila! The Eventide Shawl:
Yarn: 2 skeins TFA Amber Label Cashmere Silk DK Weight yarn (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk, 115g = 260yds) in sample shown in Aurora.
Needle: 4.5 mm (US size 7) 32” circular needle.
Gauge: 14 sts and 36 rows (18 garter ridges) = 4” square in garter stitch. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect finished dimensions and yarn requirements.
Finished Dimensions after wet blocking: wingspan = 62”
height = 22”
Additional tools and materials: Tapestry needle, cable needle, t-pins and blocking wires (recommended).
Pattern also available on Ravelry.
I really love the combination of lace and cables. The slightly crescent shape, the generous size, it's really lovely to wear. I knit my sample in the new Aurora colourway and love that the pattern really allows a dynamic colour like Aurora shine. I think that for my next one I might try something really light and airy for a completely different affect, maybe Chris Grey. Another thing that I love? Those two pictures right up there. Rowan's little hand reaching up in the shot on the left! Adorable. I'm trying to pose all pro-like and pretend that I don't have a little gremlin tugging at my hem. Resistance is futile though, when your baby boy wants to hold your hands, you do it.