Spring is coming, so you know it’s going to be time to show off kitted shawls soon! I have a lovely little giveaway for a very lucky shawl knitter. If you are into texture and shawls, then these two patterns are just right for you. Here are Painted and Fresco, by Louise Zass-Bangham:
These patterns both feature the same vintage Grecian plait texture stitch, but have different shaping and different gauge. Painted is a shallow triangle shape that is perfect for wrapping around your neck, and takes about 400-440 yards of fingering weight, so would be perfect for that gorgeously fun skein of fingering you picked up but have no idea what to do with. Below you can see how it knits up with a variety of tonal, semi solid and brightly variegated yarns:
You can also check out the other finished knits here on Ravelry to get some ideas of all the lovely colour options you can do with this, depending on on your yarn choice.
Fresco is a triangular shawl that takes approximately 560 yards of DK weight yarn, and while some of you may have 2 or 3 skeins of a lovely DK languishing in your stash, not sure what they should be, this is the shawl for you. The patter would even work well for a worsted weight yarn in the same yardage, for a cozier shawl. And with texture as lovely as this, the pattern can definitely handle a busy handpainted yarn that has lots of colour changes, or something more subtle with tonal variations. And I wonder what it would look like with stripes, in this texture!
So, would you like to win a copy of both patterns? You would? Awesome! To enter, please leave me a comment letting me know what yarn in your stash you think would be so perfect for either painted or Fresco. The winning comment (chosen at random), will win a copy of both patterns, and will be announced on Monday, March 30th.
Tomorrow, you should totally check out the next stop on the Inspiration Knits Palette blog tour- Knit with Attitude!