New Shawl Pattern (Test Knit Gathering)

It’s been a long while since I released a new pattern. I actually finished designing and writing this pattern back in February, but never hit the publish button. The entire pattern is ready, apart from a few little formatting additions I want to make and a test knit.

I’m going to put out a call for a simple test knit over the weekend, but for now here is a sneak peek of the shawl that will soon be joining the pattern library:

The shawl has a practical and interesting wide V shaped construction, married with an easily memorised stitch pattern. The sample above is knit in a saturated violet colour with purple-lined turquoise glass beads for a vibrant pop of colour. Beads are optional and the shawl may be re-sized quite simply.

The dimensions of the sample shawl are given below, and as it is a relatively easy-going knit the shawl works up very quickly. It is very easy to wear as the shape allows the shawl to wrap around and sit on the shoulder line very comfortably, with the elongated V providing more balance at the front than a standard triangular construction.

Further details will be posted over the weekend on the Eskimimi Makes group on Ravelry and later on the blog, where I will give details of the test knit as well as further details of the shawl and pattern.

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