Tag: shawl

Finished and Blocked: Brambling Shawl in Fyberspates Cumulus

Finished and Blocked: Brambling Shawl in Fyberspates Cumulus

The blocking thread has finally been pulled free of my Brambling Shawl, and the finished piece is ready for a photograph, even if I have to pull a few funny shapes so that I can stand back far enough from it to get the whole […]

Knitting April Into May

Knitting April Into May

I have been taking part in the first three months of the A Year Of Techniques project being run by ACKnitwear: a year of monthly projects which each focus on a new technique. Starting in March, the first month’s technique, helical stripes, offered up a […]

Knitting The Brambling Shawl

Knitting The Brambling Shawl

The second month’s instalment of A Year of Techniques focusses on the favourite skill of 1980s jumper fans: Intarsia. Bristol Ivy’s Brambling Shawl┬ásets out to separate intarsia’s reputation away from images of a grinning Giles Brandreth in a striking and bold colourblock design.

Knit in five different shades of Fyberspate’s Cumulus yarn, the pattern uses a clever pairing of increases and decreases along the intersecting lines of colour to create very gentle curves of colour whilst only ever having to twist yarns together in vertical columns of colour.

Brambling is a fantastic example of a perfect pairing of yarn and pattern. Though the fluffy alpaca and silk yarn is occasionally difficult to work with, wanting to grab onto itself like a deranged lobster, the beautiful lightness and generous halo is both forgiving on the intarsia colour borders and minimises the impact of the raised decrease lines, allowing the colours to hug each other and the colours to remain in centre focus.

Three quarters of the way into this knit, the project feels as light as air and as each colour is broken off in turn it feels like a sprint finish is underway.

V-Shaped Shawl Test Knit Open

V-Shaped Shawl Test Knit Open

The test knit for this new Eskimimi Makes design of a shoulder-hugging V-shaped shawl is now open on the Eskimimi Makes group on Ravelry. All of the details for the text knit can be found in the group for anyone who wishes to offer to […]

WIP: A Shawl In The Wrong Yarn

WIP: A Shawl In The Wrong Yarn

Free shipping is an awful thing. Really, the temptation to bump an order over a specific price point to meet the minimum spend to qualify for free shipping is the reason behind a fair chunk of my stash, and so when I purchased the yarn […]