Monthly Archives: May 2008

Trenna Contest Entry #1 – Honeycomb Shawl

Honeycomb Shawl is a Weaverknits pattern, designed by the lovely folks who also designed the Tempest featured on Knitty. 

This shawl/scarf is the longest design we received for the Trenna contest at 108” and it is surprisingly substantial for a lace weight wool/silk blend yarn.  At first I thought the designer had doubled up the yarn and used the whole hank but no, only 2 grams (roughly half of a hank of Trenna), was used for the whole thing!  We all like the retro-mod look of this piece and…does it look a little French to you too?

Here is what the designer had to say about Honeycomb:

Honeycomb ShawlLooking for an easy, even a first lace project?  The Honeycomb Shawl is knit in garter stitch, with all motifs formed by simple combinations of yarn-over and knit 2 together.

Inspired by traditional Orenburg shawls, I challenged myself to create a pattern that used some of their motifs but was simple and accessible to both knit and wear. Honeycomb Shawl Detail The clean, graphic impact of the shawl will accent any outfit, and the wool/silk combination of Trenna will allow for year-round wear.  The lace pattern is also simple enough to compliment more vibrant, variegated lace colorways.

I chose to add a complimentary colored border to one end of my shawl for an unexpected modern touch that reflects my love for asymmetrical knits and Grellow (grey and yellow, that is). Honeycomb Shawl Detail

Tempest for Temptation

Tempest - A Free Knitty Pattern Weaverknits’ Tempest is a beautifully worked new pattern that you can all see on Knitty

 I am sure most of you have heard of this lovely pattern and quite a few of you asked for photos of color pairings from our current Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester selection.  Well ladies, it is 3 AM I just got done (I am sure I missed a few as I am really tired), and with that…I hope you like my BFL combos:

Hot Pink & Wild Lily  Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester      Hot Pink & Amethyst Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester           

Silver & Sea Shore Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester     Blush & Sea Shore Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester       

Ocean & Hercules Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester       Silver & Ireland Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester    

Crimson & Burgundy Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester      Ultraviolet & Victoria Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester            

Silver & Stone Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester    Ultraviolet & Mermaid Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester       

Blush & Rose Garden Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester       Moss & Wild Lily Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester                 

Blush & Wild Lily Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester  

and the last one for the night Ultraviolet & Amethyst Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester

Again, I might have missed a few but it is good night for me right now. :)