With the designing process, I often have the design all worked out in my head. I write up the initial pattern and then find the suitable yarn to match my vision.
This time, I was looking for yarn for another design I had in mind, I saw this yarn with shades of pink, purple and orange and straight away, it reminded me of something…a sunset!
I often sit on the back steps of my house with my husband and look at the sunsets. They are a frequent occurrence, especially as the spring turns into summer. The colours are so vibrant. So much so, that they are hard to catch on camera!
This picture shows one of those sunsets, with the colours going from light yellow, to a darker grey/purple.
This shawl was designed for the yarn to be the main focus, to take centre stage and for its’ full effect to be shown.
I settled on this striped design so that the colours of the sunset could work their way across the shawl.
I set the raised coloured stripes against a plain pink background which represents the pink haze that surrounds a sunset.
When this yarn arrived, I was not disappointed. It was soft and once finished, blocked out really nicely.
It made for a thoroughly enjoyable knit as I made up the sample!
Nako Angora Luks Color (Fingering weight/4 ply – Fine (2))
5% Mohair, 15% Wool, 80% Premium Acrylic
Yardage: 810 m / 886 yds; 150 g / 5.29 oz
Yardage used: 691 m / 756 yds; 128 g / 4.51 oz (1 cake)
Nako Angora Luks (Fingering weight/4 ply – Fine (2))
10% Mohair, 10% Wool, 80% Premium Acrylic
Yardage: 550 m / 601 yd; 100 g / 3.52 oz
Yardage used: 550 m / 601 yds; 100 g / 3.52 oz (1 ball)
NOTE: You can substitute the yarn used in the sample for your own favourite yarn. However, please note that a different yarn or yarn weight will affect the yardage required as well as the final measurements. A colour change yarn, ombre, gradient, self striping etc. would work well for Colour A. Any contrasting solid colour would work well for Colour B.
- 3.25 mm (US 3) or size to obtain gauge, 100 cm / 40 in. circular needle
- A long circular needle is recommended in order to accommodate the large number of stitches as the shawl grows in size.
- 26 stitches x 42 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 in. Stockinette stitch (blocked).
- Gauge is not crucial to this project, but varying gauges will affect yardage and final measurements.
- Darning/tapestry needle
- 170 cm x 134 cm / 67 in. x 53 in.
Don’t forget, you can share your WIP photographs and finished shawls with me over on Instagram using the hashtags #Lalele_Designs and #DreamingOfASunsetShawl. I can’t wait to see what you create!
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