Monday, 23 July 2012

It's All About Colour

We warned you that there was going to be quite a bit of design action going on here on the blog and this post is no exception. We were blown away by the intensity of colour in this recent design by Heike Gittens so we asked her to tell us a little about her design and why she chose Scrumptious yarns. Here's what she had to say:

Ruegen Shawl 4
The inspiration for this shawl came from large and lush forests leading to long golden
beaches that can be found on the largest of the German Baltic Sea Islands, Rügen. This led to the name of the pattern, Rügen Shawl.

I love designing shawls where the main body is a different colour to the edging and I
particularly love this exaggerated winged shape. The main body of this shawl is knitted first, increasing until a specific number of stitches is reached, before the edge is added. I like to make my designs available to knitters of all abilities and want anyone to feel confident to try knitting projects that involve lace.

Ruegen Shawl 1

Fyberspates Scrumptous 4 Ply with its wonderful drape and slight sheen is, in my view, the perfect yarn for every knitter to enjoy knitting shawls, no matter how new they might be to this technique. I used one skein of Scrumptious 4ply Sport in the colours Teal and Gold to work this shawl up on 4mm needles and when finished, the shawl should measure 130cm (51.5in) wide – 62cm (23.5in) deep (after blocking).

Ruegen Shawl 3
Heike's shawl is available on Ravelry or from her website here. To start picking your favourite colour combination to make this shawl, please visit the Scrumptious 4 ply Sport section on the shop here.

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