giovedì 7 marzo 2013

I Never Promised you a Rose Garden: When the yarn dictates the project

Sometimes it's the yarn that sets the pace and determines the project. This was the case of my"Rose Garden" shawl knit in Artyarns Rhapsody, 80 % silk, 20% mohair, colour 1024.

When I started knitting... I saw roses  under a blue summer sky...

beautiful shades of pink from the deepest to the most pastel, shades of green from the deepest emerald to cool forest green and pale pea green, bits of chocolate brown here and there and tiny patches of sky blue. I was going to knit a  lacy and sophisticated shawl... but when I saw this garden of roses bloom before my eyes, I decided to let the yarn be the star in this simple but dazzling shawl.

Then another shawl came to mind, one I had made last year for my daughter in which I used sections of mohair to create some transparency... and I remembered the half a ball of pale green mohair sitting in my stash... perfect for creating a grassy garden path in the midst of my roses!

I think the results speak for themselves... a rose garden of a shawl!

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