After the intense self-challenge of January’s Sock Club, I decided to do something simple. It was great to be challenged, but rest is also very crucial to me. In order to keep knitting as my sanctuary, I knew I better than to do any more math in February.
The special club colour of February: Broken Circus, turned out just right for a simple project I had in mind a little while ago. The pattern I chose was Amplify Shawl from Felicia’s new book, Dyeing to Spin & Knit. It is a triangular shawl alternating two patterns: a garter stitch patter and a super fundamental lace pattern, which starts from one end and slowly increases to the other.
What I enjoyed the most while knitting this shawl was to watch the quick and abrupt changes of colours. The patterns itself was so simple to remember, and all I did was being excited at each colour splashes passing through my needles. Even if I went over a few rows, this simple pattern was too forgiving that I could easily continue on without frogging.
I worked the pattern until the whole skein ran out, and then decided to finish the edge with some of my leftover yarns. Because Silk Crush is a heavier fingering weight yarn, I matched it with leftover Superwash Sport in colourways Birch and Cocoa. The final border was such a nice finishing touch. I was so happy that the randomness of this colourway added so much life and movement to the pattern, and then had a clear border to call it a stop. [Find Charlotte’s Amplify Shawl project here on Ravelry]
Hope you all enjoy this month’s colourway and yarn as much as I do!
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