...and voilà, my new shawl was born!
The colour-work in this project is a strange mix of different reds. It definitely needed to be a red shawl, I imagined it a little bit like an accessory for a spanish dancer or something of the kind.
And I like how the tone in tone striping came out, interrupted by the little flowers of the old school "Anemone-Pattern" in a bright, bold, primary red!
The same poppy red got to be used in the ribbed border all around at the end... to finish everything off with a bang!
But I can imagine the whole thing worked in other variations, too - the striping done in similar neutral hues for example (there are some gorgeous greys out there) and the patterned row + border in a bright contrast colour (a lovely fresh green would be tempting, or a muted yellow)!
How does that sound?
Sadly I don't have the time for a second one, or do I?
The wool I used for this project is the wonderful Rosy Green Wool I have written about in an earlier post (you can find it here)!
It is a gorgeous, incredibly soft and perfect 100% Merino yarn - in popping saturated colours that are dyed with organic and hypoallergenic dyes, which is incredible for a red like the one I used for the border, since it does not contain any trace of copper!
This yarn is not only a real treat in quality, but it is made by one of the rare companies that do care about the treatment of the sheep that provide us with such lovely stuff.
If you have the opportunity you should definitely check it out.