Keeping busy and a positive mind set is something to be aimed for and never more than during this time of Covid-19. Knitting is something which helps me to stay occupied and focused generally but especially so now.
This latest pattern is a shawl which uses a variegated cotton blend yarn with contrast stitches creating ripple effects. It's a wrap to use as a cover up when sitting outside (hopefully) enjoying the unpredictable summer weather.
The yarn is from Stylecraft and inspired by the artist Monet. This shade of blue called Giverny gives an hint of the artists work and reminiscent of his painting the Water Lilies. A definite summery blue vibe with hints of soft pink. The ripple effects are created using two solid colour shades of Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK.
Ripples Shawl knitting pattern is available to download from Ravelry.
Read on if you'd like further details about the pattern.
Cast on, cast off, knit, purl, knit 2 stitches together, slip stitches, knit into the front and back of a stitch.
(A) Main colour, x4 Stylecraft Monet aran 100g 183m/200yds shade, Giverney #3971
(B) Contrast colour, x1 Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK, 50g 92m/100yds, shade Grey Blue #3965
(C) Contrast colour, x1 Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK, 50g 92m/100yds, shade Ivory #3665
5.5mm circular knitting needle 60cm long to accommodate number of stitches
Blunt tapestry needle for weaving in ends
190cm (74inches) long x 35cm (14 inches) wide
Ripples Shawl is available to download from Ravelry.