I started another mystery shawl KAL*. This pattern is by Stephen West of WestKnits and while I’ve admired his designs I have never knit one until now. I like the bold color blocks and asymmetry that are featured in many of his projects.
I went stash-diving for this instead of buying more yarn – yay, me! – and after consulting with my color adviser Olivia, decided on a green skein of Wool-Ease, a brown skein of Ella Rae wool, and a turquoise hank of my hand-spun. The colors fit the name of the shawl – Earth and Sky – and I like these dark tones anyway. My hand-spun is a lighter weight than the other two yarns, but they seem to be playing nicely together. (click here for a Ravelry link to the KAL)
The pattern is being released in four parts, one per week. I’m about half way through Clue #2, but here’s a picture of what Clue #1 created:
(*KAL stands for Knit Along, and it’s a group of folks working on the same project but in their own yarn / color choices)