2019, Colorwork, Knitting, New Pattern, pattern

New Pattern: Varna Shawl

Varna Shawl is released as part of Knotions December 2019 issue. Knit using one skein of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in Frische colorway  and two skeins of Knit Picks Stroll in Ash colorway. Shawl is knit using mosaic colorwork technique, in which you work with only one color every row.

Varna, ‘color’ in Sanskrit, is a celebration of variegated yarn with long repeats. Paired with a neutral, solid colored yarn, the shawl lets the variegated yarn be the hero, while the solid yarn remains the unsung one.

The Varna Shawl is knit from one corner to the other edge, starting with few stitches in a row and gradually increasing on one side, to get the tapered triangular shape.   It uses mosaic knitting, in which every row is worked with only one color, making the Varna Shawl a mindless and enjoyable knit.

Varna Shawl on Ravelry
Varna Shawl on Knotions

2019, Knitting, New Pattern, pattern

New Pattern: Sindhu Shawl

Sindhu Shawl is released as part of April 2019 issue of Knotions. Knit using two skeins of Malabrigo Silkpaca Yarn in gorgeous Pearl and Fucisa colorway, this shawl is a mindless, yet interesting knit.

Sindhu is one of the longest rivers in India, originating in the icy hills in the north and flowing south to finally merge into the Arabian sea. During her journey, Sindhu witnesses different terrains, including icy hills, rocky mountains, lush greenery and smooth sand.

Sindhu Shawl is an attempt to capture these interesting terrains. The shawl starts off with a mindless garter stitch which then transforms into garter stripes and the finale is akin to a musical crescendo – a pretty lace stitch pattern.

Sindhu Shawl on Ravelry
Sindhu Shawl on Knotions