Well, I have a lot to share since my last post. I'll start with a few shawls that I finished up recently....
This first one is a (belated) test knit I did for Debbie O'Neill. I am really please with the end result of this shawl. I wasn't so sure about the color as I was knitting it, but after blocking, I'm in love. The bamboo in this yarn resulted in such a light airy feel and the silk gives it such a nice sheen. This will be perfect for those spring/summer evenings when a sweater would be just too much. The stitch pattern transitions nicely from one section to the next without getting too long. I enjoyed this knit, very much.
Yarn: Araucania Itata Solid
My next knit flew off the needles. Unlike the last shawl, this one has more of a crescent shape. The colors of this shawl are absolutely gorgeous! I just love pink and brown together. For those of you heading out to Stitches West, stop by Sunshine Yarns - booth 1139, as Dani will have this on display at the booth for all to touch. :-) When I finally received the much anticipated Malabrigo Book 3 booklet, I was (pleasantly) surprised to find that Stephen West has three patterns in the book! He did not mention a peep about it. Though the shawl is crescent shaped, per his usual style, it still has nice angles and symmetry.
Lakedale Shawl - Stephen West
Color: Badlands (pink) & Coal Creek (brown)