When Rosemary (Romi) Hill released her Leaves in a Stream last March, it really struck a chord with me. And I knew we had to find a way to offer kits for knitting it.
Please be sure to get the pattern directly from Romi. It is available on her Ravelry page as well as here on her website (for those who have trouble using Ravelry).
What we have put together are kits that mirror some gorgeous versions from the Project pages for this pattern.
Here is what Romi writes:
Autumn has always been my very favorite time of the year. Crisp air, intense blue skies, and the achingly beautiful colors of fall foliage.
My first version of this shawl was the greens, golds, and greys, pictured here on my younger son. As it was taking shape, it reminded me of days spent watching leaves flowing and converging, floating in and out of the sunlight as they played in a Northern California waterway.
And so, I began thinking of this shawl as Leaves in a Stream and soon I couldn’t call it by any other name.
Two gradient colorways intertwine, and with German short rows, create a stunning play of light and shape in fingering or aran/worsted weight yarn.
Yarn and Colorways
The original shawls that Romi made were knit using Freia Fibers Ombre yarns, one in fingering weight using two colorways and one in worsted weight (also using two colorways).
I searched through the Project pages to find combinations that really sang to me and then I contacted the knitters to get their permission to show their photos. This web page is the result.
All of our kits container two balls (one each of two colorways) of Knitwhits Freia Handpaints Freia Ombré Shawl Ball Merino Fingering - Gradient. Made of 100% merino, each 100g ball gives 430 yards.
Some of these are wound in the order of colors you see in the photos; some are wound exactly opposite so that the inner color you see becomes the outer color of the ball.
Kit A This mirrors the shawl as knit by twinmom54 (Rav name):
1. Dirty Hippie: An odd name for a lovely colorway, with chartreuse blending into tangerine into cherry into grape into aegean and then sky.
2. Dahlia: A summer garden with bumblebee yellow, cantaloupe, watermelon, and strawberry.
Kit B allows you to duplicate the look of the shawl knit by bekito (again, that's her Ravelry name).
1. Maple: Beautiful autumnal hues including sunflower, amber, and bronze.
2. Sprout : Varying shades of green, including olive, seaweed, and pine.
Kit C uses the same colorways as the one knit by LeleB (Rav name).
1. Vamp: Rich and dramatic, with bright almost fluorescent colors. I see purple into sangria into hot pink into red.
2. Vintage: Very Victorian in tone, this colorway goes from a blush into a magenta into charcoal into fog into silver.