Despite having 28 candidates on my board of shawls published in August, there are only three on the final shortlist.
First up, double scoop by ash alberg.
Lots of scope for combining colours, lots of texture and interest, but I’m half-way through a pair of Liquen mitts (which I absolutely love) and I think I’d rather not do any more colour slip-stitching right now.
This one features a very interesting beaded and gathered-strand stitch, which is definitely worth a try.
Finally, there’s another masterpiece from Dee O’Keefe: Iolanthe.
Is it just me, or were there a lot of promotions on Ravelry last month? Two of the designers mentioned here offered their patterns for free, and they are to be congratulated for doing so. I succumbed to a very tempting offer from Renee Leverington (Goddess Knits) of 60% off all her designs, and picked Maebh. I’ve been meaning to knit one of her designs for a long time.
So it’s very possible that the next shawl for September will be a pattern offered free or discounted in August. I really should knit from my stash, since I’m trying not to buy any more yarn before Yarndale. Let’s hope my LYS has sold out two particular dye lots, or I’m in trouble!
Note: all photos in the post were taken from Ravelry.