May yarnie #1: Raventwist

I first met Hasmi Ferguson of Raventwist back in 2011 at the Toronto Knitters Frolic. At the time she was working as Rocky Mountains Dyeworks. She did up some yarn especially for my Summer in Provence collection: a beautiful bright yellow for my Sunflower Field Shawl:

Sunflower Field Shawl by Natalie Servant

And she also dyed some super soft lace yarn that became my Vineyards Shawl. This was one of the patterns that I found hardest to design, but I was very happy with the result.

Vineyards Shawl by Natalie Servant

It’s been great being able to meet up with Hasmi and see her at the Frolic almost yearly. She’s a very vibrant person and fun to hang out with. In fact her whole family is interesting and creative. I’ll have to get out to the Rockies some time to meet them!

This year, though, Hasmi sent me some yarn a little earlier than the Frolic. I’ve got two shawls in her lovely yarn in my collection, one this month and one in June. This meant that I had the samples done in time to show her what I’d been up to. I can’t wait to share June’s pattern with you next week, but it’ll have to wait because I’m still editing the pictures!

For May I used Myrrah, a merino/silk fingering weight yarn for the silvery sample of my Time is Money Shawl.

Time is Money shawl by Natalie Servant, Canadian Art Deco Knits

Stay tuned for next week, when I show you what I created with a couple of skeins of sport weight yarn from Raventwist!

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