When putting together a collection each of us always has a favorite design of the others making. From 9 Months of Knitting I adored the Dogwood blanket. From Pacific Knits Emily had to add an Antler cardigan to her wardrobe. For Mad Colour, upon seeing Emily’s beautiful photos of Nina in the Slice I had to cast on IMMEDIATELY! Okay, maybe I cast on 2….
I love that this shawl uses 3 colours. While pairing yarns is fun, there is something magical that happens with 3 colours…that is also why we had many many franken-swatches and a couple of video chats just to choose the combinations we finally settled on!
The 3 simple but lovely lace patterns that work together in such a unique shape to create an overall effect of slices of colour and texture. Emily was originally inspired by citrus fruits, their darker rinds and colourful flesh, and she brought that idea into elegant reality.
This shawl lends itself well to a dive through the stash. When I decided it was imperative that I cast on this shawl that was the first thing I did! All three yarns I used had a slightly different feel and composition ( one was merino, one was merino/nylon, one with a bit of lovely cashmere, the Hedgehog yarn was a little thinner than the other two) but they still work well together. For Emily’s shawls she used a single ply fingering weight by 3 different dyers, so you can feel confident in mixing and matching! So, dive into your stash and pull out those three lovely skeins that become magic together…or there is always a trip to the LYS.
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