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A fairly simple knit that is quite satisfying indeed, by Irina Eberhardt.
Here is what Irina writes:
Spiral Hills is an asymmetric triangular shawl knitted from side to side.
The pattern contains 8 stitches and 8 rows which are repeated over and over. The simplicity of the pattern allows to memorize it easily and literally roll with the knitting.
It could be a great project for beginners and give a great confidence to make something advanced.
To the taste of the knitter, it could be a small shawlette with scallops along the edge. Or, it could be a big shawl without pointy edges, which would drape nicely and make great cozy companion for cool seasons. Either way it is beautiful and the same time simple pattern.
The Yarn and Colorways
Based on Irina's recommendations, we put together a few kits that will look great for this design. These are not the same yarns as what she used in her original -- you can see them in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that.
They will give you well more yardage than needed and a very lovely look.
Each kit consists of two skeins of Koigu KPPPM and one of a fingering weight yarn from Urth.
The Koigu skeins are each 100% merino wool, with 175 yards (160m) / 50g skein.
1. Koigu in Hinterland, the January offering from the Koigu Collector's Club, this has a cream background with dots and dashes of gray and gold in varying depths and tones, with occasional surprise streaks of burgundy and blue.
2. Koigu in Vitamin D, the February Collector's Club colorway, bright with cream and carrot, apricot and marmalade, cantaloupe and subtle spots of blues, turquoise, greens and violet.
3. From Urth, this is Harvest Fingering, naturally hand-dyed of 100% extrafine superwash merino with 435 yards (400m) per 100g. The colorway is Buckthorn, a solid gold.
1. One Koigu skein is from May's Collector's Club, Tulip. Overall a green look, it has not only true green but also deeper evergreen, paler spring green, cool teal, a bit of lime, plus some short stretches (dashes) of red and yellow and orange.
2. Also from Koigu, this is one of their Fireworks collection. A very very dark evergreen background with shots of chartreuse, green and teal, color #560.
3. Urth's Monokrom, hand-dyed 100% extrafine superwash merino, again with 435 yards (400m)/ 100g. This is a tonal blend of varying greens, some light and some deep. It doesn't have a name; it is color #3065.
1. One skein of Koigu #756, at first glance mostly pinks and roses. There are also shots of turquoise, lime and violet.
2. One skein of Holiday, the December Collector's Club colorway, a tonal play, including a few speckles, on varying wines, pinks, magentas, and red-violets
3. Urth Harvest Fingering again, this colorway called Black Grape, an almost-solid of deep burgundy.
We have not figured the pattern into the cost of the kit as there are so many different ways one might want to get it.
Please make sure the drop-down menu is set as you would like it before checking out.
1. If you would like me to print the pattern for you, that option is available. It would be printed on heavy weight paper.
2. Alternatively, I can email the pattern directly to you. Bear in mind this is not automatic. I need to manually send it and usually do this right before shipping your kit.
3. You can get the pattern directly from Irina on her Ravelry page here. This will save it for you in your Ravelry library as well as ensuring you will immediately get any updates. If you plan to get your pattern via Ravelry instead of directly through us, set the drop-down menu to "No Pattern Needed."