Mixing yarns and colors within the same project is something I think a lot of us are hesitant to try. In the case of Allison’s Melted Crayon’s shawl I think the final project is truly breathtaking and couldn’t be more perfect. Using two of our favorite multi-colored yarns Noro Silk Garden and Manos Del Uruguay Wool Classica combined with basic shawl construction she was able to create a vibrant piece of artwork.
The project is a quick knit because of the large gauge and lets you relax as you go, keeping your eyes and mind interested just by enjoying the colors. I love the idea of all of the color options, just think of all the possibilities of combinations you could use by mixing these two yarns, endless. If you understand basic shawl construction this project can be made in any size and with any amount of texture you prefer.
Allison mixed garter here and there with stockinette stitch to add interest, but a shawl in all stockinette or all garter would work well. If you would be interested in learning basic shawl construction L & B will be offering the Melted Crayon Shawl Class, April 2nd from 3:00pm-5:00pm, contact us to sign up. Thank you to Allison for sharing her project and inspiring all of us. -B