Monday, September 5, 2011

Stephen West Mystery Shawl 2011: Earth & Sky

Finished and blocked in August, my new shawl is waiting for the cold weather and the autumn leaves! Knit almost exclusively in the Adirondacks and Canada (in the car) it was a perfect combination of mindless knitting, with little bursts that required attention.

Pattern: Westknits Mystery Shawl Knitalong 2011: Earth & Sky
Yarn: A: Grey, Koigu KPM, 2 skeins, 175 yards each. B: Chartreuse, Koigu KPM, 1 skein, 175 yards. C: Tomato, Madelinetosh Sock, 350 yards.
Needles: Size 4 Addi lace clicks
Mods: None! Since this was done during the knitalong I made no changes.  I did choose to knit the Option 2 border instead of a plain garter-stitch edging.
Notes: I had less than 5 grams of chartreuse left, and a small amount of grey and tomato.

I usually tend towards more subtle jewel tone colors, but I couldn't resist putting these three together.  The grey and chartreuse Koigu came out of stash (the grey was purchased in Maryland, the chartreuse came from Hill Country Weavers in Austin, when I visited my best girl Jenny a few years ago) and the tomato was purchased especially for the project.  I was considering only two other possibilities, a natural white, and a turquoise blue.  I am glad I went with the red!


  1. Those colors make me really happy! Nice work.

  2. @Sarah
    Thanks! They will certainly keep my days bright once the mid-Michigan gloom moves in around November 15th. We won't see the sun again until at least April!