Organic Fair Trade Cotton/ for Interplay Shawl Perhaps?

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The remaining photos are all of Nim's original shawl.
The remaining photos are all of Nim's original shawl.

We have some really lovely new yarn (new to us) that is 100% organic fair trade cotton, called Eco Baby Prints. With 136 yards/ 50 grams, these colorways are dyed with long color runs.  

The Colorways

We brought in a few colors to try out.  

You decide for yourself how many of each you would like.  


The price you see here is per ball of yarn.  

These have been chosen to look good, one with the next.  

1. Mauve is pale violets ranging from an almost-pink to an almost-grey and all shades in between. 

2. Royal has a play on purples, from paler to deeper.  

3. Gem is a blend of many colors -- red-orange, violet, blue, navy, purple.  A flower garden. 

4.  Pool is a play on blues, from a pale close-to-cloudy-white to deeper ones. 

The Design?

Here is  a suggestion for a shawl pattern that would work beautifully with this yarn --  called Interplay.  It is not the same as what Nim used originally but as with most of her creations, there is a lot of latitude for what yarn and yardage to used.

Here what Nim writes.

Interplay is a top-down, striped, crescent shaped shawl, named for the interplay it creates between knitter and pattern: this is a ‘choose your own adventure’ knit!

Like stripes? Or not? Want bands of lace, or do you prefer to save it for the edging? Like an all-over-lace option? choose between a little ruffle edging, or open eyelets.

This is a pattern to play with! It gives the knitter complete choice in size and placement of lace, including extending the lace or repeated alternations with the stockinette section.

It is also designed to showcase variegated or handspun yarns by alternating stripes - either against itself from a centre-pull ball, or by using a contrasting colour - creating an intriguing interplay between colours.


Bear in mind when yo make your selection that the original piece that Nim knit used only 300 yards of the variegated and 50 yards of the brown.  


Beading not specifically part of this design but if you'd like to add some, there are lots of places that they could be added to great effect.  


We are going to offer the option of about 25 grams of size 6/0 beads with each kit -- that will give you roughly 300 beads. That should stand you in good stead whatever you decide.

As far as bead colors, there are lots of choices. I tend to like beads that mirror one or more of the colors in the yarn. If you have a preference, let me know. Otherwise, let me choose for you.

The Pattern

If you are interested in this pattern:

Note that this web page offers the yarn, and will not automatically include the pattern.

Some knitters will prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Nim via her Ravelry web page. In that case, make sure the drop-down menu is set to "No Pattern Needed." And if you want the pattern saved in your Ravelry library, this is the way to go.

Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy from us, then the "Pattern" drop-down menu should be set to that. We also can email the pattern to you (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and usually do that right before shipping your order).

A really gorgeous piece.