Monday, October 8, 2012

Daybreak by Stephen West

I just finished knitting another Stephen West pattern.  I think its safe to say I like his designs.  
This pattern also involves 2 colors and stripes.  
I am so glad I participated in WestKnits mystery shawl KAL 
because it opened me up to a style of design I wouldn't have considered before. 
Stripes?  Colorwork?  Me?  Now - yes me!
I used Elann yarn.  
I have gotten emails from them many times over the years 
and this is the first time I've ever ordered from them.  Nice yarn.
This is a very soft blend of 80% alpaca and 20% silk, loosely plied.
The dark burgundy is called oxblood and the light pink is called seashell pink.  
Knitted up it has a lovely drape and is so soft
I could wrap myself in a blanket made of this stuff.  
This shawl will be a holiday gift for a luck someone I know.  
If I can bring myself to part with it. . . 
I'll just have to knit something else to help with my separation anxiety.

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