Design Notebook: Colourblock Shawl in progress

Last week I showed you the gorgeous yarn being used for my colourblock shawl, but I didn't tell you much about the project or how it came about.

Colourblock shawl in Scheepjes Stone Washed XL


It all started - as it invariably does - with a rough sketch in my Traveler's Notebook back in May. I was clear that the shawl needed to be knit on the bias, that it could be made in any size, and that it would be easy enough to make as a first project, and I wanted it to be snuggly and to have a fringe. The idea was left amongst the pages until a while later when I discovered the perfect yarn.

Colourblock shawlin Scheepjes Stone Washed XL


It hasn't taken many hours of actual knitting - there have been lots of other priorities and distractions - but it's almost finished. I'm still not 100% sold on the yellow and wish I'd picked purple instead, but I love the texture and it's extremely soft and drape-able.

Colourblock shawlin Scheepjes Stone Washed XL


With just 100g of orange to add, it's time to decide on the fringe (which may take longer than the knitting as this is a speedy project using 6mm needles). I have kept aside both blue and grey yarn with thoughts of a multi-coloured fringe, but I have a ball of the sport weight Stone Washed in Moon Stone (cream) which is left over from a different project and it's calling to me... so I'm seriously considering that one too. Some experimentation is in order. 

Scheepjes Stone Washed for the fringe

Of the many things I've made this year, this is definitely one of my favourites - I can't wait to wear it. It's really simple but surprisingly effective - exactly the sort of project I love. Hopefully it'll be finished soon and I'll be posting the free pattern here for anyone who'd like to make one.

Edited: Many people have contacted me to ask about sourcing this Dutch yarn. Scheepjes Stone Washed XL is available from Deramores (affiliate), for UK and worldwide delivery (see delivery costs here).

7 comments

  1. Nice shawl! I like these colors. I think the yellow does good, brings a bit of sun into the picture ;-)

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  2. Lovely shawl! Great colors! I can't wait for the pattern! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks. I'm going to try to finish the knitting in the next few days so hopefully it won't be too long :)

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  3. That second photo is so professional looking. I like the colorblocking. It's like modern, fiber art.

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    1. Thanks - I am enjoying this project a lot. I see more Colourblock projects in my future :)

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  4. I love it! I adore fringes and stripes so really, the whole thing is right up my alley!

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