A new Knit Picks collection was released on Wednesday, Everyday Wraps, with 14 colourful, wearable and comfortable shawls, all of them knit in fingering weight yarn. And I contributed to the collection too: Wild Vortex. :)
I chose the name, because the shawl is knitted in wedges which seem to spin around an invisible axis - like a vortex in the sea. The shawl is knit top down and all colours are cast on simultanously; instructions for the colour changes are given in the pattern.
The generous sized shawl forms a three-quarter circle. The main part is worked in garter stitch, but to emphasize the idea of a vortex even futher, the bottom border is a feather and fan lace pattern, which forms a wavy edge.
It could be worked in one colour, but also in up to six colours, one for each of the wedges. So why not pick your favourite colours and create your very own Wild Vortex version?
The pattern is available from the Knit Picks website as part of the Everyday Wraps collection and also for indidvidual download, Wild Vortex.