A strikingly unusual wrap by Lavish Craft, this Burnished Briar Shawl is a fun and intriguing knit.
Please be sure to get your design directly from the designer on her Ravelry page here. What we offer is the yarn alone.
Here is what the designer writes:
Half Crescent ‘Curl’ shaped shawl, worked flat.
Designed with simplicity to show off and maximize yardage for gradient skeins. Work to any size/ yardage. Lovely in solid or semi solids as well!
Leave as a Shawl; Or make it a Kerchief-Cowl with ribbon lacing (temporary) or seaming (permanent). Schematic for lacing / seam placement provided.
Note that the pattern is both charted and written pattern and uses English terms and abbreviations - glossary and metrics provided.
It does require intermediate Lace Skills: you will be working on both sides but it is a fairly easy repeat. In fact, I'd say it is far simpler than it looks.
The design and the stitching are both very flexible for both gauge and yarn weight.
The Yarn and Colorways
We brought in some new yarn from Katia for this design. It is not what was used in to knit the original ones -- you can see it in .
This yarn is perfect for warmer weather and for anyone who would prefer to knit without animal fibers. Called Silk Degradé, it is made up of 35% silk/ 35% cotton/ 30% viscose and each disk has 656 yards (600m)/ 150g.
One will give you more than enough to make a substantial piece, quite beautiful indeed.
We have two colorways you can choose between:
1. #307 is a striking gradiently dyed colorway going from a sky blue, introducing a bit of green and then transitioning to goldenrod and burnt orange. Perfect!
2. #308 is more subtle and a gentle cool look going from a soft seafoam green into a blue and then lighter pale cloud blue.
The last photo on this page is Tiziana Sammuri's Sea Lord. I think it is stunning and that this yarn might very well work fine. However, the pattern does call for lace weight, not fingering, and for a greater yardage. My feeling is that two balls would probably work beautifully and they could be knit so that the colors are mirror imaged.
However, this has not been tested. I just wanted you to see it as an option.