Here is my newest pattern, this is Tulips from Amsterdam, a pretty, crescent shaped shawl knit in 4ply / fingering weight yarn. The idea for this shawl came to me on a dull, wet and windy morning, with such overcast weather I wanted to knit something bright and cheerful.. and flowery!
This shawl is knit in one piece from the bottom up, it is shaped with simple short rows and finished with an optional icord bind off. The tulips are achieved with the clever use of of slipped stitches, which means that you will be only working with one yarn at a time.
This is not a difficult pattern, the main skill required is concentration, the pattern includes comprehensive notes on all of the techniques used.
To knit this shawl you will need 380 yds / 347m of main colour and 250 yds / 229m of contrast colour. My sample is knit in Eden Cottage Yarns Titus in plum (main colour) and Eden Cottage Yarns BFL sock in falling leaves (contrast colour).
The finished measurements are 13″ deep by 55″ wide (33cm x 140cm) which as you can see from the picture on the left is more than long enough to wrap around you.
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I hope you like it and if you do decide to knit one for yourself I would love to see a picture.