Ode to Joy – so nice I need to make another.


This lovely shawl is another test knit for Mooody Knitter Design aka Stella Egidi.  It is a perfect shape, weight and size for spring and quite a fast knit.  This is the link to the pattern on Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ode-to-simplicity-2.

Every so often you make an item that is a perfect combination of yarn and pattern.   The yarn for this shawl was destined to be a sweater.   I visited Ginger Twist Studio in Edinbugh during the yarn festival.  I was determined to purchase a sweaters worth of something lovely.   I bought four skeins of this gorgeous Yackety Yak – 60% Merino, 20% silk and 20% Yak – it is beautiful, soft with a lovely sheen.  The colours are Selkie and It might as well be Spring.

Then Stella sent out her call for test knitters and all sweater plans went out the window.  The colours work so well in this fade pattern and used up about half of the four skeins.  I have worn it a lot since completing and have gotten lots of compliments.

The obvious thing to do with the remainder of the pattern is to make another – this time however  with the have started with the darker colour and am fading  it into the lighter this will be a gift.




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