Remember last week when I said that Lazy Girl may not be fulfilling my garter stitch needs? Yeah- I fixed that.
I CO for Shadow by Veera Valimaki out of the yarns from the Miss Babs Color Affection kit that I got at Rhinebeck 2012.
Shadow is made from 2 colors of yarn, but of course I can’t leave well enough alone. I’m doing mine in three colors.
I knew after knitting a small portion of Color Affection that knitting it wasn’t for me (at least, not for now). I love the stripes – really love the stripes – but I wasn’t enjoying the knitting. I might go back to it some day. But for now, I’m enjoying all this simple garter stitch, and even enjoyed planning out the addition of the third color.
And – no surprise – I love love love the colors.
More Shawl Patterns
I was seeing patterns this week through shawl-colored glasses. Here are a few of my faves – including a free pattern offer.
- Crystal Chandelier – LOVE the twisted stitches. It’s knit bottom up so you can choose how large to make it.
- Wholehearted - free pattern until 2/20/13
- No Boundaries – sideways garter stitch so you can use up all your yarn.
Happy knitting. I’ll catch you all on the purl side.