{mood board} Italic Shawl

Italic Shawl

"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance"  - Coco Chanel 

What began as a “I’m not sure this will work in a shawl” turned into “Wow, that is stunningly elegant” as the design took shape. Italic has its inspiration based in a technique, but is obviously so much more than that; the  simplicity and elegance hints at high fashion, and color choices make it completely personal. I see this shawl in so many places: wrapped around an LBD coming out of a broadway show, thrown over jeans and a tee on a sunny brunch patio, and even on the beach partially hidden by a gloriously giant sun hat.

The versatility of this design made for a very interesting mood board. From the elegant ballerina to an intense color pop in architecture, there is a lot of contrast, and something for everyone. I hope you enjoy seeing the inspiration and love Italic even more! 

Click here for the full mood board

Pattern will release on Wednesday, July 11 in my Ravelry Store!

Flasback Friday: Fog

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In last week's podcast, I referenced my first ever shawl design. Fog: A Shawl Recipe was written as a labor of love and an attempt to create a pattern that enabled a knitter who was struggling with migraine fog to be successful in a project. It also incorporates (or enables?) those single skein impulse purchases we all buy and then are left wondering what we're going to do with it.

Another goal I had was to help knitters realize that THEY are the ones in control of the design. I may write the pattern but ultimately, the knitter has the power to make changes and trust their gut. So the shawl produced a format that's more of a recipe than a strict row by row pattern. You work certain sections until you get bored or run out of yarn, then you switch to the next section. Nothing is set in stone and it's all up to the imagination of the creator. 

This format has created a glorious and beautiful FO compilation. The look and feel between projects varies dramatically based on the knitters and their personal visions. I love each and every one of them! 

 I hope you cast on your very own Fog soon! Be sure to tag me in your progress pictures or drop me an email so I can cheer you on.