Today I am publishing my latest design, the Ripple Rock Shawl. This one was so much fun! I loved doing both the stitch patterns and I found it quite addictive to work on.
The construction is top down beginning with an interesting little texture stitch which looks quite complex but is a breeze to knit. Then comes the main event which is the wide band of colorwork. This is a slip stitch pattern which is simple and logical to knit. And you are only working with one color per row. The color changes every second row with the other color carried up the side edge.
The sizing is easily adjustable to whatever yarn quantities you have to work with. Both the texture stitch section and the slipstitch band may be worked any number of times to change the proportions of the shawl and accommodate your yardage.
The first sample I knit was a scarf size using Handmaiden Casbah leftovers. I used 2 partial skeins to knit this little scarf which I find the perfect size for just a little warmth around the neck. The color combination is a little more subtle than the combo in the shawl sample but I love it all the same.
The shawl sample was knit using Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the colorways Cousteau and Glazed Pecan. I spent a happy afternoon trying to match these two skeins to other yarn in my stash before I noticed the obvious. They looked pretty good together. So I did a little swatch and that convinced me. Two colors that I would never have put together looked great in this pattern.
Ripple Rock Shawl up for sale today on Ravelry.