|Melissa, of Single Handed Knits, made this Piper's Journey and gifted it to a friend. She's started a second one.|
If you read my last post about the blog Single Handed Knits, one of the things I mentioned was a KAL, or Knit A Long, for a shawl named Piper's Journey. I love this knit and want you to love it too! Here are a few enticing details.
A. Sport weight yarn, 450-550 yards, size 6 needles.
B. Garter stitch body with interesting and easy increases on each edge.
C. Rapid growth in short time; like potato chips, I couldn't knit just one row.
D. Interesting knit-on lace border of only 18 stitches, again rapid, easy progress in short order.
E. Result- beautiful shawl that you could wear with that shawl pin you never use.
F. No shawl pin? Then you have a good excuse to shop for one! Ha!
G. If you knit this pattern, you will gain many friends when you join our knit along group on Ravelry. (This link takes you to the photo gallery of the knit along. There is a separate thread for discussion, questions and tips). It is such fun to view the other projects and the colors people choose! You will find help and encouragement there too.
|Piper's Journey in Quince yarn, colorway Chickadee.|
|Paula's Piper's Journey in Chickadee yarn, color Split Pea.|
|My Piper's Journey in Madelinetosh Baltic colorway.|
|Most of the stitches were on a separate needle as I did increases. This made it less stressful on my wrists|
|Hyla Brook Shawl, knit by LuciaKnits. Pattern by Paula Emons-Fuessle|
Paula recently released Hyla Brook Shawl through Quince and Co. Yarns; you can read more about it here. Paula's test knitter LuciaKnits used 2 skeins of Quince Tern in the Buoy colorway. This is another shawl pattern made up in garter stitch with some interesting yarnovers that create a lace like design. Important to note that Paula has given instructions for two different edgings, one has more of a ruffled effect, the other is more tailored. I think it will be another easy to make project that contains enough design features to keep you engaged.
|Hyla Brook, in Wampum colorway, with a less ruffled edging. Knit by badknitter.|
Well, that's it for this post. I hope I have whet your interest in joining our Piper's Journey Knit Along, or enticed you to begin following Single Handed Knits and that you've added some new patterns to your queue or favorites tab! Thank you to Paula and to Melissa for allowing me to share their photos of projects with you.