A couple of weeks ago, I shared some yarn spoilers for the first, still top-secret design of The Shawl Society 5. (If you missed it, you can see all the yarn details for the first shawl here!)
Next week, I’ll be spilling the beans on the season’s theme, and The Shawl Society 5 presale will begin…
But before that, I wanted to share another set of yarn hints.
Shipping around the world is still a bit discombobulated, so the more time you have to get your yarn ducks in a row, the better.
And if you’re shopping your stash, it’s still nice to have advance notice so you can ponder the options.
Here are your hints:
1. This shawl was designed in two colours, but it could be knit in just one
2. Gently variegated, gentle speckle or semisolid colourways are likely to show off textured stitches the best, but as always, if you love your yarn, you can’t go wrong.
3. I chose yarns for the sample with quite a high contrast, but that’s not required. When choosing two yarn colours, though, it is always helpful to think about the level of contrast between them as it has a strong influence on the final look of the shawl. One way to check is to take a photo on your phone and change it to black and white.
As for the yarn details:
I chose the delightful Happy Hank Co Lite Singles fingering for the second shawl’s sample. It’s a superwash merino single, so it is soft soft soft, has a lovely drape, and is easy to care for.
Sai is the lovely and talented dyer behind the brand, and she does wonderful things with colour. I also admire the emphasis she puts on making sure that all her yarn bases are sourced from ethical and sustainable producers.
Happy Hank is based here in Australia, but does ship internationally if you’re far away but fall in love.
(I wouldn’t blame you. Just look how gorgeous…)
Happy Hank Co Lite (Single) Fingering [100% Superwash Merino; 400m/437yds per 100g skein], 2 x 100g skeins, one in each colour
MC : Djamor (pink)
CC: Moby Dick (dark green)
Actual yarn used in sample:
MC: 90g, 360m/393yds.
CC: 95g, 380m/415yds.
4mm (US 6), 80/100cm (32/40″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
21 sts/22 rows = 10cm (4″) in garter stitch after blocking
Sai has put together an update of kits for us today, Friday April 30th, in her shop! The kits contain the two original colourways used in the sample.
I hope these hints and photos get your creativity flowing as you look forward to these upcoming shawls!