Today I am super excited to introduce my latest design to you, the Cabaret Shawl.
Cabaret was inspired by the Musical and Film of the same title set in the city of Berlin in 1931. This was a time when political unrest racked the country, the economy had been destroyed, and millions of unemployed roamed the streets. Enter into this chaos an American cabaret dancer, working at the downtown “Kit-Kat club” where anything goes on the stage. Into this young dancer’s life come several characters such as a rich German politician, a young Jewish man struggling with his identity, an Englishman teacher from London, and of course the all-knowing, all-seeing Master of Ceremonies.
The shawl has a relatively shallow, elongated triangular shape. The main design features are the various slip stitch patterns that adorn the shawl, I-cord edging, stripes and much more. To achieve this look the upper body of the shawl is worked from side to side. You start at the right corner, working towards the centre, increasing to shape the shawl. Once the centre is reached, decreases will be worked towards the upper left corner.
When the upper body is complete, stitches are picked up at the lower edge. The lower shawl body is then worked downwards with further shaping achieved by increasing at sides and centre of shawl.
The shawl comes alive through the use of the beautiful Pegasus Yarn. This yarn, exclusively dyed for Wool the World and named after famous women of Berlin, has fabulous drape, is super soft and is available in an array of stunning colours.
Take a look at the many beautiful Kit combinations Antje has put together for you, or choose your own favourites. The Kits comprise of 3 hanks of yarn plus the pattern and are EXCLUSIVELY available via Wool the World online shop until 19th October 2020, there is also a discount available until the 5th October.
All in all a stunning shawl that is effortlessly elegant, fun and easy to wear, a real hommage to Berlin.
Antje and I are super proud to send this, our first collaboration, into the world today, as today is the 30th Anniversary of German Re-Unification. What better occasion to celebrate the launch of something beautiful!
We hope you like it and fall in love with it as much as we have.
Stay safe and take care xx