Back in July I finally finished some spinning that had been in progress for months. I spindle-spun a gradient yarn:
Although I should have been working on something else entirely, the yarn captured my imagination and I had one of those “aha!” moments in the shower for what this yarn needed to be. I wanted to show off the colours with some movement. I wanted it to be about the yarn rather than about lace. And I wanted to use every last yard. Meander is based on feather-and-fan, but without yarnovers. The shawl increases quickly at the edges, so the wingspan grows enough so that even my small amount of handspun can be worn as a shawlette. Then I did the pattern again with a skein of Noro Kureyon Sock (S95, if you’re curious). I just kept going until I was almost out of yarn and it worked! Because wrong side rows are knit, the shawl is reversible – not *exactly* the same on both sides, but close enough to not really matter. It would look great in gradient yarns as well as yarns with long colour repeats: Kauni Effektgarn, Mini Mochi, Twisted Fiber Art Muse, etc. And now it’s up and ready for sale. Enjoy! $4 USD
Thanks as always go to my lovely friend Francine Hebert for being the model – and in this case, the location scout. An underpass with graffiti steps away from fields and a meadow of wildflowers. Fantastic!