My Renaissance is one of those designs that I thought I’d never finish. It sat around in my brain and my sketchbook, teasing me, for months. I’ve been experimenting with shawl spines and asymmetry in an attempt to design something new, something quirky, something a little bit different. When I started swatching for My Renaissance, I knew it was exactly the thing I had stuck in my brain that I couldn’t quite exorcise. And what could be a more fitting name for this shawl than My Renaissance? It truly was a knitting renaissance for me: rethinking the concept of beauty through symmetry and finding surprises in unexpected places.
Because this pattern was worked using a lighter sport weight yarn, it can also be knit using 1 skein of most fingering weight yarns.
I’m really excited about this finished shawl. The drape is absolutely gorgeous: the new Alpaca/Silk yarn from A Verb For Keeping Warm has a perfect halo and delicate softness to the shawl that makes it easy to wear. The perfectly purple Hyacinth color way is an ideal choice for any season. Just perky enough for spring, bold enough for summer, subdued enough for fall, and crisp enough for winter.
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Depth: 19” to tip of cable
Sport: 4.5 stitches and 6.5 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette stitch
Fingering: 5.5 stitches and 7.25 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette stitch
Includes charted and written instructions for all motifs used in the pattern.
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