How brilliant is this shawl pattern? Very, I tell you.
I love the way the short rows not only ensure the stripes start out narrow and end broad and bold, but that it also means the spine is off centre.
The asymmetry ensures it sits beautifully around the shoulders. It's also enormous and personally I love good wrap coverage in a shawl. I would show you, only it was a thousand degrees when I photographed this and besides
Pattern :: Stripe Study (by Veera, knitwear designer extraordinaire)
Yarn :: sock weight, dyed by me
Needles :: 4 mm
Commenced :: July 2011
Completed :: January 2012 (this was my office project, worked on occasionally in my lunch hours and languishing on a shelf at work the rest of the time, hence the long marinating period).
Up next, another shawl. Yup. I am totally on a roll.
*My mother always taught me that Horses sweat, men perspire and ladies glow divinely.