Since I started watching various knitting podcasts, I have discovered that I want to knit so many different projects, especially shawls. With such gorgeous yarns and patterns, it's no wonder that I find myself itching to cast on everything! Today I thought I would talk about four different shawls that I have to knit as soon as I can.
This first shawl is an extremely popular pattern that has been making the rounds of the knitting community. It seems like everyone has fallen in love with it. I hadn't really paid too much attention to it, but I then saw Katie from the Inside Number 23 podcast showing off her version. It was absolutely gorgeous! Plus, it looks so cozy and warm. Imagine how amazing it would be to snuggle up in it on a cold autumn or winter day with a cup of hot chocolate or tea! Once I figure out what yarn I should use, I'll definitely be casting this on.
The Whispering Pines shawl was released a bit ago, but I was watching some of Molly's older podcast episodes where she was explaining how memories from her childhood and a Robert Frost poem inspired the design. I am familiar with that poem so I was intrigued by the design. The delicate lace edging and the textured body of the shawl definitely make me think of snowy evenings and the crisp smell of pine trees! I can imagine it knit up in a marled grey yarn. It would be absolutely amazing.
I heard about the Briochealuscious shawl while watching Casey Maura's Creative Musings podcast. She mentioned how lovely it was to knit brioche. I have recently learned how to knit brioche, and I am sure this shawl is as squishy and cozy as she said it was. I love the colors Andrea chose. I think it would be amazing to knit those different sections of brioche and garter. I'm going to have to think about some different color ways to use!
Wildes Meer is a gorgeous shawl. It would be a significant undertaking for me to knit it considering how little lace knitting I have done. Regardless, I think it is gorgeous!! I know that Wildes Meer is actually German for "Wild Sea," but for some reason makes me think of Scottish Highlands and old faerie folk tales. The gorgeous green yarn in the sample doesn't help!
And there you have it! 4 different shawls I am aching to cast on. Especially since I started dyeing yarn and realized that I can create whatever colorways I want, the desire to knit more lovely, gorgeous projects has been hitting hard core. Hopefully I will have at least one of these shawls cast on very soon.
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