"Find Your Fade" - All Silky Swiss!
Just before the end of last year, Andrea Mowry, also known as "drea renee knits", a US Knitwear Designer, published a new shawl pattern which has proved to be hugely popular in such short time - and well deserved so. If you are on any of the Social Medias - for me, this is mainly Instagram - you have seen so many pictures of this fun and exciting project in all stages.
My sister has been pointing it out to me again and again, urging me to combine a few colours just for fun and see how they melt and mix - but I only started doing it now that I've seen her finished shawl - it's gorgeous and fun and oh-so-doable! The whole idea is about combining colours and special skeins, playing with them, and letting loose the magic of colours in an easy and captivating knit.
So I started thinking which colours to chose for my own... and, honestly, once you start you just can't stop anymore, it's addictive!
And it's beautiful, if I may say so myself! So for as long as I'm knitting on my version of this shawl, I'm also going to offer three special kits with seven custom-sized skeins of 90g each - so you can combine your colours any way you want!
Picture by Andrea Mowry!
The Kit comes in three different colour combinations. Each skein is sized at 90g.
The Smooth One is done in Siide-Liind, silk-merino-SeaCell, a slightly thicker yarn than the one asked for in the pattern, with a light sheen. I love those colours, ranging from a quite dark purple over warm yellow with reds speckled to a dark teal.
The Silky One is done in Siide-Quirlig, silk and SeaCell, which gives a stunning shine and drape. This is a rainbow of colours which will give a light and fluid and very colour intensive shawl!
The Soft One is done in Siide-Fideel, silk and merino, soft and oh so cuddly, the colours ranging from a bright teal over cool yellow and beige to purple.
Most of the colours are existing Siidegarte colourways, some few are special edition ones which I might add to the standard selection further down the line - I'll see, it depends on how well it is received.
I will start my shawl tomorrow using the Smooth Kit .. the yellow and the speckled yellow-pink-beige skein is specially dyed to go with that selection, yellows not usually being one of my fortes ... ask me how often I already tried to get a mustard yellow. It always turns out too warm and not green enough... ;-)
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