Sonetto is Italian for “a little song”. Perfect for this design, as I think of it as a little song for spring. We have had wonderful spring sunshine for the past few days here on the west coast. After months of very damp,dreary, rainy weather we are overjoyed to be able to get outside and bask in the sunshine.
Sonetto Shawl came about because I wanted to try something a little different. It is slightly asymmetrical in shape and design but very simple to knit. It is cast on at one wingtip with a few stitches and then simply knit until it is large enough or you run out of yarn, whichever comes first. There are gradual increases along one side, touches of very easy lace and a little soothing stocking stitch. No short rows, no counting but enough happening to keep you interested.
And no stressing about running short of yarn. You will need 100 – 150 grams of fingering weight wool or wool blend for this pattern. I knit my first protype in Tosh Merino Light and it worked very well too.
The yarn used for the purple version is Baah yarn La Jolla in the gorgeous colorway Winter Purple. This yarn is so lovely to work with. I had not tried this yarn before but I am now a fan in a big way.
The green version is Wollmeise 100% Merino in the colorway Grunfink. The color is so green, so vibrant it practically glows. A very nice compliment to the Winter Purple version.
The Wollmeise comes in large 150 gram skeins, so this version is a little larger. Normally I prefer my shawls to be more of a scarf size but I have to say that this larger version is very wearable. It may be wrapped around the neck on a cool day, much like a cowl. Or just nicely settled on your shoulders on a warmer day, as well as being worn as a large scarf.
I hope you are enjoying some sunshine wherever you are and perhaps some knitting as well.