Are any of you infatuated with the new mini-skein gradient sets that are popping up all over? I love them! What a clever marketing idea!
I recently went for a dip in the gradient pool. I saw the Beacon Shawl somewhere (I thought in Interweave Knits) so I quickly bought the kit from Pigeonroof Studios. But, the pattern wasn’t in my copy of Interweave Knits. It was in KnitScene…so off I went to find the magazine.
I loved the Sherbet (Sure Bet, get it???) colorway contrasted with the tonal charcoal. The angular look and Tequila Sunrise colors called my name.
The knitting of the large triangle seemed to take forever. I did add a couple of repeats in case my gauge was tight. Plus, I had a ton of yarn so I figured I should use more of it. Once the triangle was done, the colorful strips were fast. I changed mine to get rid of the little “jog” at the color changes.
Beacon Shawl from KnitScene
Here is my Beacon Shawl — still on the blocking table!
I love it! The colors are wonderful!!
Now I have to hunker down and get ready for Sally’s arrival and preparations for Knitting Camp. Woo Hoo!!!
PS — It’s dry!
The raspberry is darker than it appears in the photos. Love it!
ETA from Sally: I’m packing. One whole suitcase is devoted to nothing but yarn. I hope I have room for my clothes.!