The Boho Style Mosaic Shawl by Irene Lin was fun to knit. Once I got past the stockinette section and in to the mosaic pattern, it went quickly. Stockinette can feel like forever when you are waiting to get to the exciting and colorful part of any project. I will definitely be making another one as my Olivia has gleefully taken this one for herself.
Unlike Fair isle where you carry the floats to create the pattern, mosaic uses one color at a time. The pattern is made by slipping some stitches and knitting the other stitches. Mosaic patterns are a great beginner project. Perfect for anyone who has never tried color work because they were intimated by the changing of colors.
This was Mary’s first color work project. She ran out of a color at the end of the project and decided to use what she had left from one of the other balls.
The caramel color Mary used as her pop of color in her I-cord bind off is lovely. Patterns are suggestions. Make what you like ~ how you like!
We used Cumbria from the Fibre Co, and Blue Sky’s Woolstok yarn for our shawls. They give this project a rustic look and reflect the pattern well. It’s nice to have so many colors to chose from as I will be making another ~ Olivia has gleefully taken mine for herself.
Casapinka. If you have knit a shawl, you’ve heard that name and very possibly knit one of her patterns. The Powder Wrap is a beautiful textured shawl that I came across several days ago. You can knit this in a worsted or fingering weight yarn. I have chosen worsted weight because I want a plump and thick wrap to throw on instead of a sweater (when the weather warms up).
The pattern includes guidance on a two color version if you are looking for more of a pop in your cables. Don’t fear the cables. We can help you master the cable needle. If you simply prefer to skip that section Casapinka suggests you repeat the other sections. It’s your project. You decide how you want your shawl to look.
May 1st will begin our Goldfish Memory Shawl by Casapinka. I’ve had my eye on this pattern for months. The shawl is a great project to use a few of those gorgeous yarns you have stashed away. It takes only three skeins of 400yds each, size 5 & 6 needles and some stitch markers. Casapinka suggests using a light, a bright or bold yarn and something in between to see the slipped stitches more easily.
We will schedule this KAL until the end of July with Video Meets up’s weekly. You may join us for one or all. If you need help, please join us. If you want to have someone to knit and chat with, please join us.
Do you need help with your yarn choices? We have several fingering weight yarns at the shop and we can help you figure out what you will need. A great resource (I sometimes forget about) for finding what you like is the projects link on the pattern page in Ravelry. And there is always video chat too ~ so bring those stashed yarns to one of the video meets, including Yarn Social and let us all help you!