Knitwear Designer//Pattern Drafter//Author//Teacher

Wild Violets!

"The arrival of spring is marked with thick, green grass freckled with dandelions and wild violets. It carries warm wet air that is too cool for bare arms and too humid for sweaters - officially making it light shawl weather. The Wild Violets Shawl is shown in a deep green and soft violet echoing that first fresh growth."

I had a very specific shape and course of action for this shawl.  I used KnitPicks Hawthorne fingering and kettle dye for this big 'ole wrap and developed the lace stitch for the border with those delicate little violets in mind.

This is one of those adventurous knits that you really just have to exercise trust in the designer.  It begins with a provisional cast-on at the center of the green diamond - the linear stitches, like shoots of grass, are all fully charted with written instructions provided for finishing out the point.  When the diamond is completed, stitches are picked up for the striped wings, and the top border (also fully charted) joins it all together.  The entire piece is finished out with a delicate chain bind-off.  You will feel like you're traveling this way and that, climbing hills and navigating valleys  but in the end, this giant, light, flowing shawl is the ultimate spring wrap.

Snag your copy of this pattern on Ravelry (HERE) or on the KnitPicks website (HERE) & enjoy!!

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