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Whitehorn

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I've been waiting for an opportunity to sit down and post about this shawl for weeks and I finally have a moment!  This is my contribution, the Whitehorn Shawl from Interweave Knits Summer 2018.  I posted a bit about it on IG when it was first released but man, it's one of those pieces that I couldn't wait to see in print.  I was floored by the styling of the entire collection and the palette throughout was on point.

The shawl is worked from the top down and increased every row for a nice, wide, sweeping wingspan.  Some of the techniques used include a provisional cast-on, mosaic or slip stitch color work, and Latvian braids.  The edge is clean, nearly i-cord looking, without much fuss.  I've seen threads on Ravelry from folks looking for more information about the Latvian braids worked flat - if you are also unfamiliar with the technique and you're getting lost in the written instructions, there are many video tutorials available online that will take you step-by-step.  It's one of those knitting techniques that seems far more complex on paper than it is in practice.

I used the Fibre Company's Cumbria Worsted and it was a dream to work with.  Jimmy Bean's has kits available for Whitehorn also which takes a lot of the guess work out of picking alternative color schemes.  HERE is a link to that page. Any worsted yarn will be suitable as a substitute but I suggest something nice and round for crisp stitch definition.

Make sure to tag your posts and photos #whitehornshawl so that I can follow along with progress and answer any questions you may have!

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