When the Colonnade Shawl showed up on Knitty in fall 2009, Leslie fell in love with the pattern and was quick to pick out her bright vibrant colors of Manos del Uruguay and get started. I remember in only a couple of days she had it here at the shop and we were all drooling over its simple elegance. Since then I haven’t seen any bad color combination’s and I think it would be just as wonderful in a solid. T
he shapely shawl is a nice contrast to rectangles, squares, and triangles. The stockinette stitch and a simple lace pattern showcase the yarn and provide structured texture to the garment. A simple toggle or button and I-cord closure allows the garment to become a capelet or you can opt to wrap it snug around your neck for more of a scarf effect.
Knitted out of two colors of Manos del Uruguay’s “Wool” the yarn is deliciously thick and makes for a quick knit. Once you get started you won’t be able to stop until it’s wrapped around you, ready for the fall chill to come home, which, I am very ready to get here by the way. -B