01 Aug Majka Shawl is here!
I am really happy to announce the official release of “Majka Shawl”! It’s been a long while from concept to completed pattern…and well worth the wait.
The flora of the earth is brought to mind in the stitch patterns and colors for “Majka Shawl” ~ soft greens, browns & blush knit in motifs reflecting leaf, forest & mountains. This is a half-circle shawl, shaped using 3 half-hex sections without discernible divisions.
The upper body gently transitions to a light, openwork lower body, with a lace border surrounding the outer edge. This project is recommended for adventurous knitters as while the pattern is intuitive and rhythmic, there are stitch repeats within each section repeats.
As with many shawl patterns, “Majka Shawl” can be knit in different yarn weights – lace to DK. The sample was knit in Textiles A Mano Lanito which is unfortunately discontinued. I really like the yarns Textiles A Mano produced and am hopeful that with their restructuring they will still offer some lovely yarns. Stick + String will be their new company – which is planned to launch today.
This is the second shawl in my Elements Series and represents “earth”. “Atoll Shawl” representing “water” is the first of this series. I have two more shawls planned for this series – Fire & Air. The planned releases for these are in the 3rd & 4th quarters of 2015.
The lovely photography for “Majka Shawl” was done by Tabetha Hedrick Photography. Tabetha is both a talented designer & photographer.