Two color gradients on the opposite side of the spectrum! What a genius idea to combine them in one shawl! Because of the way the two gradients overlap each other, this became the most fascinating shawl pattern I have knitted to date. The designer, who I believe was an artist before delving into knitwear, was clearly inspired when she created Inara!
I used two gradient sets of Miss Bab’s 2ply Toes yarn in grey and red focused colorways:
I must say that the instructions to this shawl are a bit bare-bones and I was stumped by how to overlap the gradients at first because there is no verbal explanation of the color sequence, only a very brief diagram consisting of paired letters. It took me some time examining finished objects on ravelry and unraveling my first section before I understood how to sequence the two spectrums as the designer intended. That is the one flaw I found in the pattern, otherwise it was straightforward. The lace pattern was both fun and easy to knit and I think it adds delicacy to the shawl which really enhances its beauty.
The springy merino by Miss Babs creates a wonderful, cushy fabric to snuggle into and I’m sure I will wear this shawl often. I’ve been looking forward to knitting this pattern for a long time and I’m not sure of what shawl to cast on next. Does anyone have any favorites to recommend?