The newest Knitty has lots of lovely patterns, but the Zaria shawl is our favorites, and not just because it uses our Socks that Rock Mediumweight yarn! It was designed by one of our besties….Shannon Squire and is a simple and yet interesting to knit asymetrical shawl that makes the most of a highly variegated colorway with a contrasting solid. You can find the free pattern here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEw13/PATTzaria.php
Shannon knit the original in Mossley Manly with Pond Scum and also did another in Farmhouse with Sunstone. JJ has big plans to knit one in Tempest and Thraven. What about Antiquated System with Bleck, Bittersweet, or Spawn of Scum? Maybe Waltzing Lobelia and What’saabi, Marina, KMBFLA or HRH Princess of Purple Violetta is more to your liking? Smoky Mountain Morning with Single Cell Dating Pool, Pining 4 Ewe and Tempest would be elegant. Ginger Plum-licious with Spores, Smoke on the Water, Ochroid, Poupon, Help us Rhonda, or Cranberry Bogged would be fun to knit. How about Beach Glass with Hazy Shade of Blue, Shoqua, China Rose, or Sadie Sue? Possibly Grayple and Raspberry Mousse, Scum Bubbles, Ochroid, HRH Princess of Purple Violetta, Tina’s Silver Lining or Purple Phantom? I love to help people choose colors for their projects, so if none of these are quite what you are looking for, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! All photos courtesy of Stefan Lombard, Shannon’s honey bunches.