Aestlight by Gudrun
I also though the pattern would be perfect to use the wool I got as a birthday gift earlier in the year. I was invited to choose from the selection at Ripples Crafts, which is an independent yarn dying business based in Scotland. I selected this four ply merino wool in the colour 'Lipstick', a gorgeous bright red. I thought the bright colour would look really striking with the structured border of the shawl.
The first step is to knit a large garter stitch triangle, increasing by one stitch using a yarn over at the start of each row. You then pick up stitches from from YO's to create the border. I've been really enjoying knitting the garter stitch, and only need to knit another 10 rows before I can start on the border sections. Those will be a bit more challenging, so it should make for a balanced project overall.
Progress so far
Close up, showing yarn overs
The wool is fantastically soft and I've got high hopes for the rest of the project having knitted using one of Gudrun's patterns previously - the Audrey in Unst cardigan. My version was crap, and I rarely wear it, but it was a well written and clear pattern so am hoping for the same with this shawl.
On a sewing tip, is anyone else doing the Colette Patterns Rooibos sewalong? I bought my pattern yesterday from M is for Make and am considering making a wool version, depending on the selection in Mandors when I visit. I've been wanting to make another Colette Patterns dress for a while and this was one of favourites, so when the sewalong was announced the decision was made. Now, just the matter of finishing those other 2 dresses first....