I’m so proud of this new design and so so SO happy that it turned out just as I was hoping it would! I actually several times during the process thought it wasn’t what I wanted, but I knew that was just my “you suck, this sucks, why are you doing this?” voice that likes to crop up while I’m designing at times (seriously, am I the only knitter who hears that voice every once in a while?), so I just tuned it out. And lo and behold, it actually worked out exactly as I was expecting it to. Amazing! 😉
I set out on this project with three things in mind: lace, cables and ruffles. As those are three of my most favorite things to knit, I wanted to incorporate them all into a single design, while not making it too complicated or “busy” looking.
For sure, I wanted a triangular shawl that was nice and big – something I could wrap around myself on chilly Spring/Summer/Fall days or as a scarf on cold Winter days.
I also wanted it to be made in a gorgeous yarn – something soft and heavenly. Sundara Fingering Merino Cashmere totally fit that bill. And it just so happens that I have two skeins from a while ago that I just love – Aged Oak Barrel and Cabernet Grapes. And they played off of each other so nicely too!
I can’t wait to get this one published! I’m looking at late June/early July for a publishing date, but will know more as I get the pattern actually written and find some test knitters. So excited! 😀