Hello my friends, I hope you all had a great weekend, Mick and I decided to go to Somerset for the weekend for a mini break, so this was a good time to start my new shawl, Makai. The inspiration is from the ocean and the beautiful islands of Hawaii.
This a shawl pattern designed by Mel Ski Knits, who I greatly admire, she is such a positive person and believes everything is possible if you set your mind to it, you can find her latest podcast, here. It's not a KAL, as such but a Knit Together as there is no time limit, it's just a relaxing, take your time sort of project.
It is a mystery pattern and is split into three sections, she started off by asking us to choose some yarn that reminds us of the beach or the ocean, about 420 yard of 4ply.
Segment 1 was released on the 1st August, the first segment starts with the "Horizon", which I started in the car on our way to the Somerset.
I finished the Garter stitch tab and was ready to start the next section when we got there, I do get travel sick so can't look at a pattern whilst moving.
I loved that I could knit some of this shawl by the sea, it just makes it that bit more special as I love to spend time at the coast and ultimately, would love to live near the sea.
This was my view, whilst knitting some of "The Horizon" section, isn't it beautiful? It was so peaceful, with just the sound of the waves rolling in and the occasional laughter of children playing further up the beach.
I love how these stitches look, just like the waves you see on the horizon, gently rolling in towards the shoreline.
The next section is released on the 8th August and I can't wait to see what Mel has up her sleeve for us, it's my first mystery pattern and I'm really enjoying not knowing what to expect. I love surprises and knew I wouldn't be disappointed, as I love all of Mel's patterns. If you don't like not knowing, the full pattern will be released on the 20th August.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I will hopefully post next week with the second section of the shawl. Have a great week.