dear diary,

having just finished my latest design, the Rügen Shawl, I needed a rest from mathematical formulars, tension squares and lace samples.

Rügen Shawl

I remembered Angelika, a German friend of mine, wearing a lovely shawl at Wollfest in Backnang and writing down the name of the design on a piece of paper. Of course I couldn’t remember where I put piece of paper in question but I had a vague recollection of Angelika’s mention of designer’s name and after Ravelry came to the rescue I found what I was looking for: color affection by veera välimäki. I realised that this was clearly one of those ‘MUST KNIT’s’ as approx. 12800 people have favourited it and about 2300 projects have been listed by Raveller’s.

I rummaged in my Stash and found plenty left-over yarn from my Baltic Coast Shawl,

Baltic Coast Shawl

beautiful Old Maiden Aunt Merino/Silk Mix 4 ply. I also found a couple of hanks of Debbie Bliss’s Andes, a lovely soft Alpaca/Silk mix, which I knew would be perfect to complement the two other colours.

I started knitting a week or so ago and the shawl grew quickly. As I never seem to be able to follow a pattern completely, always getting the urge to change at least one or two things, this project was no different.

Colour Affection - My Take

I didn’t do stripes and I changed the short row shaping slightly, but apart from that I was a ‘good girl’ and followed the pattern. The shawl was a joy to knit and is a great shape to wear, I can wrap it around my neck a couple of times due to it’s length.  As the weather is not set to be improving any time soon I should get quite a bit of wear out of it before summer arrives here in Wales.

Colour Affection - My Take

 

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    I loved knitting it…have a go you’ll like it as it wraps around really nicely

  • admin

    Thank you Christine, no change in weather here yet, but at least it is not raining today. Very cold still though 🙁

  • admin

    Thank you very much, what a lovely compliment x

  • What lovely colours!! Love that shawl, must look it up…

  • Very beautiful, Heike! I love the name of that pattern. And I hope the weather does warm up a BIT sometime soon….

  • How perfectly lovely, Heike! The shape, the colours, everything! You are clever!