WIP Wednesday – Possum shawl

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I have mentioned in my yearly goals that I would like to design more this year, and I’ve really been enjoying designing amigurumi so far. I have had an idea for a knitted shawl in my head since last week though, and so I’ve started on it using some super soft possum/merino/silk yarn I bought while in New-Zealand. The yarn is Zealana Kauri and it’s just amazing. I’ve been using my new interchangeable needles from Knitpro too, and I have to say that they are great, the transition from cable to needle is just so smooth. Anyway, the shawl is in three colours and I am doing a simple lace pattern with the green/mustardy colour.

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I really love the overall effect, I’m hoping to have this finished by next week and I’m hoping that the blocking really makes the lace stand out πŸ™‚ I think it’s pretty good for my first ‘freestyle’ knitting project.

Have you ever designed a project on a whim? I’d love to know!

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19 responses to “WIP Wednesday – Possum shawl

  1. Look at you go, Emma!

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  2. I never would have chosen that color combination, but it works really well. I love it! It is going to be gorgeous when it is done. I think I need to move out of my comfort zone and play with color combinations more.

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    • Thank you Bella, I just fell in love with the green and then I thought the greys would be good neutrals to go with it 😊 if you are interested in colour theory I would recommend you check the DingoDyeworks YouTube channel, the host Petah is amazing with colours 😊

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  3. I think designing suits you! Those colours are all the trend i see them everywhere, so really nice choice πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  4. You are so talented! I love the color combo, and want to start designing more too!

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  5. AJ

    That’s going to be so pretty!

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  6. Your cowl looks so pretty, the colours really work together. πŸ™‚ I may use my possum yarn for a cowl too. πŸ˜‰

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    • That’s a great idea, I’ve actually heard that possum yarn is super warm so it would be a good cowl material (although it’s still summer for both of us πŸ™‚ )

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      • I am ready to google Ravelry this morning, as I have not put the yarn away, it is still on my dining room table. πŸ™‚ It is to pretty to not see it each time I pass there.
        Thankfully still summer here, yes indeed, we are spoiled with good warm weather mostly. But also a good time to start thinking about winter goodies, if I get going soon enough it can be wearable by the colder weather days.
        The yarn feels so much softer than the 100% merino, the possum definitely makes a fabulous difference.
        Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

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  7. It’s turning out beautifully.

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