Transitional Season

February 21, 2011

Although the temperatures here are still quite wintery, and although there might even be some snowfall to be expected this afternoon, I am feeling quite springy already. The last weeks of February with their days slowly getting longer and the sun getting stronger every day always have this effect on me, regardless of the actual weather. So, when lovely Veera offered me to test knit her gorgeous new shawl pattern, I chose my colours in honour to this transitional season – gray for the slowly fading winter, and a strong leafy green for the hopefully soon-to-be-here spring:

PatternStripe Study by Veera Välimäki
Yarn: Isager Strik Tvinni Tweed [Colours: 15 and 4]
Needles: 4 mm
[More project details on Ravelry]

As all of Veera’s patterns, this shawl is a lovely mixture between an easy stitch pattern for a minimalistic look [in this case: Garter Stitch] and the very clever use of one or the other technique for an unusual shape [in this case: short rows that create the asymmetric shape of the shawl as well as the stripes].

Knitting the shawl in Isager Strik Tvinni Tweed on 4 mm needles resulted in a very loose and open fabric [which might not be to everyone’s taste], and a therefore very light and very cosy finished project! I am very happy with the outcome and can hereby confirm: This is the perfect project to knit while waiting for spring to come! Happy knitting!

One Response to “Transitional Season”

  1. YarnSnob said

    Lovely colour combination.
    I’m so looking forward to spring, fed up with the wintery weather here.

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