This shawl is the result of the decisions of over 2000 knitters from 55 countries around the world. Participants joined in this “create your own adventure” shawl design project through a series of votes on the Curious Handmade blog.
The crescent shape, chosen by voters, is created by several increase rows and designed to sit beautifully on your shoulders. It also shows off the textured stitch patterns which are inspired by a spring meadow. The shawl is knit using two colours of sock weight yarn, the winning purple hues in the original complement the wildflower theme beautifully.
To everyone who took part – honestly I can’t thank you enough!! This design was truly a collective effort as many of the choices that you all made weren’t always what I would have naturally gone to first and so this has really inspired and challenged me to come up with something really different from my usual designs. It has been an amazing creative boost and I’ve loved every minute of it. All the interesting and supportive comments have meant so much to me too!
The Official Knit Along starts tomorrow, 26 July 2013. Or today if you’re super keen and all prepared.
If not then you have today to have a scan of the pattern, print it out or download to your tablet device, and get your yarn and needles organised.
What do you think of the final result? Leave a comment and let me know if its anything like what you expected or imagined!
These photos were taken in our garden and around our neighbourhood in South East London.