I have been wanting to share this with all of you for ages and can finally let you all see one of the amazing projects I have been working on – Antiprism!
Some of you got a chance to see this beauty in the flesh at Wonderwool last weekend, and may have even seen me wearing it to keep warm in the chilly hall. The wrap was like a warm hug in the damp cold!
The garter-stitch shawl/scarf/wrap is a collaboration with designer extraordinaire Renee Callahan – aka Eastlondonknit – and uses my bouncy, super-soft, 100% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester fingering, TWIST.
Lightweight and bouncy the shawl is worked from side to side and features a frame of simple lace filled with wedges of alternating colour to show off the ombre combination of shades. A lace border is picked up and knit along the bottom of the finished shawl and then a binding is worked across the graceful undulating waves at the top of the piece.
The finished piece is large enough to be worn as a wrap, shawl or scarf and is a perfect year round piece to add a shot of boldness to an outfit.
There are 5 colourways currently in shop for the kit. The groupings will change with available hues, and may not be repeated.
The kit includes yarn quantities needed for one shawl – 4 skeins of TWIST and a Ravelry pattern download code. Each skein is 50g = approx. 183 m | 200 y with the total yardage adding up to 732 m / 800 y.
I am having troubles deciding which colours to cast on! Which will you pick?
I love this…would use the blues to make it.
Thanks Shirla! I was thinking that would look great with jeans. But then the yellow would be fab with my navy coast. Wah! Decisions, decisions… ;-D
Ooh that is lovely. I’d go with the blues but I have a thing about blue!
You too! Hmm. Getting swayed by consensus… hah!
The bottom pinks are my second choice – I’ve just realised how many pinkish blouses and shirts I have hanging in my wardrobe!