Tourmalite

I started knitting Tourmalite quite a while ago. When I started I wanted to combine the great color changes of the Noro yarn I had with a complementary solid color. I didn’t really know how it was going to turn out when I started, I wanted to work in short rows and garter with some accent panels. My first vision was for a baby blanket knit from side to side and joined at the end using a graft. But as I started working through the yarn I realized I didn’t have enough to join as a full circle. That’s when I stalled. (I’m sure I’m not the only one!) It sat in it’s knitting bag while it percolated in the back of my mind. A few months later I pulled it out and laid it flat. That’s when it occurred to me that it would make a perfect warm shawl or wrap. The accent panels and color changes would be just right to wrap around your shoulder.

You can see here when it’s opened out how each wedge works it’s way through a series of noro color changes and then the center of the panel has a solid color and st st triangle a the bottom corner.

Here you can see how that st st triangle creates a really interesting feature point as you work your way around the shawl. The shawl pin I’ve used to fasten the shawl is an exclusive design for This Is Knit, they’re really pretty! You can also probably see from the photo that the shawl is given a nice clean finish with an applied I-cord worked around the edge.

I also still think that if you had more yarn than I had this shawl would be amazing turned into a circular baby blanket. If you start with a provisional cast on, just continue working the wedges until you have a complete circle and then graft the start and end together. Anyone think they might try it out?

Plus a little reminder that the Among Stones KAL is starting in just a couple of days on the 1st of August, come join us!

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