We’ve gotten to the end of the Knitvent releases and it feels wonderful to have them all out there now. I always hold my breath a little until everything has been revealed. But you’ve all greeted the patterns with so much love, enthusiasm and creativity: it’s a daily joy to see what you’ve cast on, so please don’t stop sharing your photos! If you tag them with #Knitvent2022, I’ll know where to look for them.
Gathering from hedgerows. Rummaging in baskets and drawers. Searching through dusty attics and basements and barns. To forage is to go on a treasure hunt for delicious, valuable, or beautiful things among the weeds or clutter of life. It’s a word I sometimes think of when I’m looking for the perfect skein or scrap in my stash.
The Forage Shawl is a lovely asymmetrical triangle shawl made in wide stripes of beautiful, easy lace. The pattern of eyelets and triangles is simple to memorise, with a lovely rhythm. The lace sections are broken up with quiet panels of stockinette stitch, to rest your hands and heart and to help the pattern pop.
I’ve designed this shawl as a beautiful way to use up scraps or minis, but it would be lovely in a gradient even in just one colour to really show off the lace. It’s an easy, relaxing knit, and just as easy to wear and style: romantic with a modern twist.