March 3, 2022

New shawl releases: ZENA and LA GRAND

  • Pictures of salmon and gray and blue ribbed shawls.
  • A salmon-colored ribbed shawl with a silver shawl pin on a dress form.
  • A gray and blue ribbed shawl on a dress form.
  • A salmon-colored ribbed shawl on a dress form.
  • A gray and blue ribbed shawl on a dress form.
  • A salmon-colored ribbed shawl on a dress form.

As a knitwear designer, ideas for new designs come from all around me. It’s an added bonus when one idea leads to another, and another… This idea started with a straight scarf, working a slipped stitch broken rib on the diagonal, surrounded by I-Cord edges. As the scarf got longer, I wondered what would happen if I changed the direction of my knitting, creating a V-shaped scarf. As luck would have it, the idea worked and LA GRAND was the result. Then I wondered what would happen if I went with a larger gauge and changed the dimensions, making it wider and shorter, creating more of a wrap. ZENA is the result of that idea.

Both pieces can be worn in multiple ways. LA GRAND is created with three colors of Lamb Good Fibers Lamb Good Sport and one color (two skeins) of Spincycle Dyed in the Wool. ZENA is created with Sonder Yarn Co.’s Lux and Halo held together. I’m currently working on a hat pattern using the remaining yarn from ZENA that will coordinate with this piece.

These were really fun designs to create and the stitch pattern is quite addictive.