Hello, I hope you've all had a good week. I want to let you all know that Knitvent 2015 by Helen Stewart has now been released. The first pattern was released last Thursday and is called the Winter Wander Shawl, it's a stunning crescent shaped beaded shawl.
It's a deceptively quick knit, focusing on texture, starting with a squishy garter stitch using a 4ply, then an eye catching lace panel with a sprinkling of twinkling beads, finishing off with a pretty, beaded picot edge.
I used Shibui Staccato 4ply, a merino/silk blend in Ash and Shibui Silk Cloud in Velvet, a super soft mohair/silk blend. If you don't want to add the beads it would look just as pretty without or you could knit it in just 4ply, deciding on a one colour shawl or two.
Don't forget the special discount code, that Helen has kindly offered with the code "imagine15".
Window #2 will be released on Thursday, it's another cracking pattern and a super quick knit as it's using a bulky weight yarn. It only took me two evenings to finish, I'll be sharing it with you next week.
I've been test knitting another pattern for the collection, here is the yarn I used, The Fibre Company, Canopy, another beautiful soft blend of alpaca, merino and bamboo.
Here's a little sneak peek, my basket, full of cosy, winter knitting. I'm linking to Nicole's KCCO and Ginny's Yarn Along.
The latest issue of PomPom mag, arrived this week which hasn't been far from my side so I've been reading and savouring every page.
Have a great week and I'll be back next week, to show my next project from Knitvent 2015.
Deb glad to hear you've settled in to your new place and got your knit on in full with future protects waiting to jump on to your needles. Love the color combination for elegant winter wear.
The shawl is stunning! Makes me think of aristocrats during the age of Pride and Prejudice. I love how you style your photos.
Lovely shawl! I can't wait for the next pattern!
Oooh pretty! I love the colours and the beadwork - it makes me think of an ice queen!
Gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!
Stunning! The beads add a sparkly 'bling' to your shawl.
Hi Deb. That is one amazing shawl. Glad I popped over, I had a bit of a back read too, some beautiful projects. Jo x
That shawl is gorgeous! I adove everything: the simplicity, the beads, the color combination!
Your shawl is a masterpiece. my daughter filled me in on POMPOM and it is a great collection of patterns.
Stunning shawl! I love the airy mohair section with those twinkling beads. Really very lovely.
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