Remember a couple weeks ago when I talked about my 3-Color Shadow shawl? Well, she’s no more. I just wasn’t feeling it.
Since then, I’ve started and frogged three more shawls – Varjo, Echoes of Color and Katriel. All pretty. All well-written patterns. All designs that I can see making some day. But they just weren’t working for now, with this yarn.
Try number five is Zephyr Cove by Romi Hill. So far I’m in love. The little leaf is an awesome way to start, and the tiny picots break up swathes of garter stitch but are still simple enough to just knit. And bonus – Romi tells you how many picots you need to be done with the section. I don’t know about you, but counting rows of garter stitch is just not my cup of tea. Counting picots? Yeah, that’s where it’s at.
Zephyr Cove may be exactly what I was looking for.
I’m still vacillating on which color to use for the second. The purple is a stronger contrast, but the variegated pink and purple would be more subtle but look good too. I’m leaning toward the purple but I still have a ways to go before I decide.
Enjoy your Sunday – ours will include 7-layer dip and some new-to-us crock pot chicken. I’ll catch you on the purl side.