I’ve been doing lots of yarn-related things lately, and one of them was going to the Almonte Fibrefest. A lovely shawl at the Red Sock Blue Sock booth caught my eye. Just a few days later Ambah showed off her new set of shawls: The Songlines Collection. The shawl that had caught my eye was in it! I love a good coincidence.
This 5-pattern collection is inspired by the rhythmic song maps used by the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Each of the shawls has unique twists and turns that transform simple garter stitch and eyelets into stunning accessories through shaping and great use of colour.
The shawl I saw on display was Alinta. The shape of the shawl is what I really love about it:
Carinya is similar, but larger and made in lace weight yarn.
Palana is a DK weight shawl. It has regular U-shaped stripes in the middle, that taper to wing-like triangular ends – a somewhat-familiar shape with a different construction.
Talara is a fingering weight relative of Palana – it’s got a central U-shaped section and wings, but the pattern is completely different.
And finally Yindela is an asymmetrical triangle with the stripes and eyelets that tie this whole collection together.
I’ve now been lucky enough to have a peek at the patterns for this collection, and I’ve got a chance for you to win a copy of your own! Just comment on this post & let me know which shawl you’d start with and why. Comments will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 1st at 4pm Eastern and I’ll announce the winner on Friday, Oct. 2nd!