Espaliered/ Kit with Highlight

Price: $55.00
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Highlight surrounded by Ash
Highlight surrounded by Ash
Sabine's shawl knit using New Orleans as the color change yarn.
Sabine's shawl knit using New Orleans as the color change yarn.
Nim's original shawl
Nim's original shawl

Can you stand one more color combo for this gorgeous design? 

We have other kits for Espaliered that I really really like.  It is just that today, two color colors started calling to me and I simply had to put them together in one more kit.  


These kits were inspired by the wonderful version knit by summbienchensumm (that's her Ravelry name, of course -- "real" name Sabine).  She used Debbie Bliss' Luxury Sock Yarn in the New Orleans colorway + Black as the solid contrast.  Her original combination of colors is offered as a kit on another web page. 

We share her photos, with her permission and help.  

You can read her project notes here



The Design

Here is how Nim describes Espaliered

Espaliered is a textured, asymmetric triangle. The body of the shawl is worked sideways, and alternates between bands of lace and sections of striped garter with slip stitch lines. This creates an intriguing, textured effect reminiscent of branches trained to grow across a garden wall. 

Ideal for showing off two or more complementary colours, or a solid paired with a slow colour change yarn.

Suitable for any yardage of fingering to Aran weight by adjusting needle size to your preferred gauge.

Pattern can be worked entirely from written instructions, or from charts with notes.

The Yarn and Colorways

Now what's important is that one line from Nim: one could use a solid paired with a slow color change yarn.  

Debbie Bliss Rialto Luxury Sock is a slow-color-change yarn with truly amazing colors.  It is a plied 75% superwash wool/ 25% nylon blend with 437 yards (400m) per 100g ball.  As Sabina wrote to me that she used 76g in her original shawl, all that is needed is one ball

This particular Luxury Sock colorway here is called Highlight.  This is a lovely blend of colors that to my eye look like an antique Victorian parlor -- the combination of pinks and beige, coral and brown, remind me of my grandmother's roses. 

The solid yarn here from Shibui and is their Staccato.  This is a delicious 70% superwash merio/ 30% silk with 191 yards/ 50g.  

The colorway is Ash, a lovely silvery gray. 

 These kits will include three skeins of Ash; this should be enough if you follow Sabine's lead and knit one of the lace sections in the Highlight. 

If you prefer to follow how Kathy did hers, you will need an extra skein of Staccato.  Contact me and we'll set it up for you. 


The top photo on this page was taken by Kathy and used with her permission.  There are other photos of Sabine's shawl as well as a couple of Nim's original shawl.  We want you to be able to picture the basic design. 


The Pattern

The pattern is not automatically part of the kit.

You can purchase the pattern directly from Nim on her Ravelry page here. This will ensure your pattern is saved in your Ravelry library and that you will get any updates as well. In this case, set the drop-down menu above to "No Pattern Needed." 

Or you might ask us to print it out for you and include it with your yarn -- in that case, set the drop-down menu to Printed Copy.

Alternatively I can email you the pattern; it won't be saved in your Ravelry library but you will have it and can save it where you choose.  For this, choose PDF File on the drop-down "Pattern" menu. Just bear in mind that it is not automatic -- I have to send it and usually do that right before shipping the kit.