This is the shawl I knit for my Knit East Shawl Swap partner.
Pattern: Marin by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Colour Adventures Dia Twist DK in Sour Cherry
I must admit when I first saw this pattern among my swap partners favourites list I didn’t really pay much attention to it. I started off knitting a French Cancan in a different yarn but didn’t like the pairing. I decided to mull it over for a while and kept coming back to one picture of Marin that really showed off the shape.
It wasn’t until I cast on and started knitting Marin that I really became intrigued. Knit side to side the construction is fun to knit and completely reversible.
I decided on Colour Adventures Dia Twisted DK in the Sour Cherry colourway. My swap partner was a red lover and as I’ve said before Sour Cherry in my opinion is THE perfect red. I couldn’t go wrong.
It was hard to part with this shawl in the end. The sour cherry and those scallops really won me over. I think the shawl was well received and looked fantastic with her dark curly hair but I told her I’d gladly take it back if she didn’t love it.
I can’t get enough on those scallops and would love to knit this one up again in a worsted weight yarn for a bigger shawl.
I know you are all wondering about the shawl’s from the Knit East Swap.
This is the beauty I received!
The pattern is Zephyr Cove knit with Malabrigo sock in the colourways Lettuce and Impressionist sky. The lovely knitter was Judy from Ohio!
Sarah and I spotted Judy and Sarah in one of the local restaurants when we arrived on friday night. If it hasn’t been for the Knit East group on Rav we wouldn’t have recognized them at all but it wasn’t until the next morning, looking at the swap master list that I realized Judy was knitting for me and Sarah was knitting for Sarah!
Judy said she had a fun an easy time choosing colours for me. I like to think I’m pretty easy to please, I specified that I love all colours expect pastels. She studied my Rav projects page and came up with this beautiful colour pairing. It goes so perfectly with my grey jacket. Everytime I catch the stripes out of the corner of my eye it makes me smile.
I don’t have any striped shawls in my wardrobe although I have favourited oh so many so this really is the perfect addition.
The size was also spot on because I like to wear them as a scarf. I won’t have to worry about this one falling off because there is plenty of fabric to wrap around.
Judy couldn’t have nailed it any better. It is perfect in every way!
I told Judy I just may have to rig the 2015 swap so I can get another Judy creation….. but I think we need to share her talent around.