Project Update: Anonymous Shawl, and Shannon’s TTTKAL

I decided on a pattern for the three colors of Sunna I have to play with (Spectral, Black Cherry, and The Witching Hour). I could not get away from my love of the textures in the Anonymous ShawlΒ by Verena Cohrs, so that’s the one I went with.

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And I really love it so far!

I’ve finished the first two sections and am into the third section already. Of course, it gets wider as you knit, so I know it will go slower as I progress. But I’m actually okay with that, because I’m really enjoying the project and watching how the colors of Spectral shift and blend (although I’d really like to finish this in time to use it as a booth sample at MDSW).

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It’s such a beautiful slipped-stitch pattern

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A close up of the myriad colors in Spectral; so much going on and I love how this stitch pattern mixes and blends all the little speckles

Meanwhile, Shannon’s Tanks, Tops, & Tees KAL started yesterday. Last year’s TTTKAL was the first KAL I’d ever joined, and I had a great time. And successfully finished my Vivan top during the KAL, which was awesome. It’s a fun KAL, with some prizes from the sponsors (including a SQ of yarn from me πŸ˜€ ), and there’s still time to join, which you can do here.

While I have lots of projects I want to knit (many of which I’ve posted about here on my blog), I decided to choose one that’s been on my list for a couple of years, Elfe, and use some of the Sunna leftovers I have in my stash (these are mostly leftovers from booth samples, and I have so much I’d really like to use some of it).

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My plan is to start with Dance the OrangeΒ (at left) at the top, moving my way down the red/oranges for the red stripes in the pattern photo (the others are Fresh Tomato, Spanish Tile, and Chipotle) and using Lambs Ear for the yellow stripes in the pattern photo. So it would end up with Lambs Ear at the bottom (more flattering, I think).

But I already have the Gola I knit in similar colors, so I’m also thinking about using some yellows, greens and blues instead (like I said, there are a lot of leftovers here that need to be used up!) like this:

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or this:

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Which do you think? One (top), two (middle), or three (bottom)?

I’ll definitely knit it shorter, because I don’t like sweaters that end at my butt like that (not flattering on me at all). And I’ll probably also do the tea length / ΒΎ length sleeve option, but I can decide that later.

I’m still planning to start one of those Sophisticated Knits I posted about. Honestly, I feel rather like a squirrel these days, darting from project to project. Once I start Elfe, I’ll have 4 on the needles, with is A LOT for me. And one of them is the reknit and pattern design of Jackson’s sweater, which I really want to finish so I can get it edited and test knit, and published asap. Sigh.

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17 Responses to Project Update: Anonymous Shawl, and Shannon’s TTTKAL

  1. wjanett says:

    Oh, and in case it isn’t obvious already, I love speckled colorways! I delighted that you’re creating them.

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  2. wjanett says:

    The color combo you chose for your shawl is fabulous, and I love the way the stitch pattern shows off the Spectral colorway to maximum effect. Brava! Hope the Spectral isn’t all gone by the time I get to MDSW!

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  3. Ermhagerd – that shawl is gorgeous and I love Spectral! So fab dahlink!

    And I like the combo with the pop of lime as well. A nice bit of summery fun.

    I can’t wait to see your new sweater pattern! I’m dying to get my hands on a fun colourwork sweater – bring it on sistah! πŸ™‚

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  4. Kali Hamlin says:

    One or three.

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  5. Stephanie says:

    I love the Spectral. I vote for option 1, but that is mostly because I’m not a green girl.

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  6. gloria19ross says:

    I love how Anonymous Shawl shows off the colors in spectral.

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  7. fargoflash says:

    Number. Two. Love the lime kicker.

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  8. Vicki Parker says:

    Oh, the reds for sure? We autumns need all the yarn color help we can get!

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