Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Feyre

I could knit Feyre again.  And again.  It was that satisfying.  I was imitating the sample, knit in Brooklyn Tweed's Newsprint.  I think the Patons Classic Aran and Dark Grey Marl colorways gave mine a similarly graphic look.  True black would've been nicer, but I was on a budget.




This shape of this shawl is new to me.  It's longer than the normal crescent shawl, so it works like a scarf, too.  I can't wait for an opportunity to try it out.  Sadly, we didn't have a winter this year, and it's practically summer.  You can't tell, but I was dying from heat in these photos.  However, next winter, I will be ready!


Though I wanted to knit mine with two high contrast colors, I think adding more colors or toning down the contrast sounds interesting too.   Check out Katy's multicolored version.


Shannon is one of my favorite designers.  She designs things I could wear every single day, and the pattern books she's been making with Jane Richmond are beautiful.   But, you knew that.  Shannon also has a really great Ravelry group, with the best knit-alongs.  They are the KALs I can't live without.


Details:  I used size US 8 needles and 2 skeins of each colorway to knit this.  I also used season 1 of Baskets to fuel my knitting.  There's really nothing else to say about the knitting, except that it was bliss.


I had high hopes for going somewhere neat to take these photos, but the weather turned hot and I got a migraine, so my house it was.

What I love about this shawl is the contrast, the stripes of color and texture, and the interesting shape.    I love the border too.  I think this shawl would look great with my black maxi dress.


I knit this for the Grocery Girls' BFF Knit-along, for which we could knit any pattern by good friends Shannon Cook or Jane Richmond.  Guys, I have a list a mile long, and I've already knit a lot of their stuff.

I have plans for 4 more of Shannon's,  Timber being first on that list.  I also have plans to use some recycled super bulky wool for Jane's Entwine.

(more on my ravelry, kollabora, instagram, and flickr)

My other posts on this knit are here and here.
There's nothing these two have designed that I wouldn't love to knit.  I'm their secret BFF.

What have you guys knit by these BFFs?  And which of their patterns do you want to knit next?

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