this project came along with me to just about every soccer practice, gymnastics class, waiting room, camp pick-up line and car ride over the summer. in fact, it was the only project i brought on vacation, which says a lot. i finished it in record time, and have been wearing it for months. so shame on me for not sharing it with you sooner because it is such a truly awesome example of juxtaposing complex design with simple, meditative knitting.
PLC snapped this picture over the weekend as we were leaving the art museum so i could show you the full piece - if you're very clever, you may notice that i did fewer repeats than written (which was due to running out of yarn, ahem). but we knitters know how to make it work, and i am really happy with the end result.
if you're unfamiliar with it, this is the Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Välimäki. i love pretty much everything she does at Rain Knitwear Design, not to mention she is in Finland, which has special significance to my family. (hei Anne!) i made this using stash yarns: a combination of Scout's Swag Superwash Merino and Spud & Chloë Fine which married quite well for this project with a lovely drape, and the contrast of colors is so very interesting. there have been questions about wearing this asymmetrical shawl so that it isn't wonky - my favorite way is to lightly knot the two end points and wear it as an infinity shawl looped twice. xoxo
have any of you knit with Veera's patterns? i'd love to hear your favorites + recommendations for another of her designs to cast on.