Hey all, a Happy New Year to you!
We’ve spent some wonderful, lazy holidays at home – hosting guests, cooking awesome food, listening to music, playing with the kids and just enjoying each other’s company, and after these past two weeks I really feel my energy tanks refilled. I’m itching to cast on all the things and I’m looking forward to the new year and all it’ll bring us, fiber-wise.
What about you? Are you ready for some selfish knitting, now that all the gift knitting is (hopefully) over?
If so, Quicksilver might just be the right thing for you!
I just released the pattern and it’s available in English and German directly via Ravelry. And we’re doing a knit-along (KAL), too – so if you feel like knitting in company, hop on board on share your progress.
Working on a new design is always an exciting process – and it’s never the same! Some designs come easily, some make you think hard, some have you crunching numbers and others just happen inbetween – just like Quicksilver did. I’ve had five beautiful skeins from Sun Valley Fibers at home, and for a couple of weeks, while I was working on other designs, they were just lying in our living room. I looked at them a lot but never really spent time thinking about, planning the design, and as soon as my other work was done, the magic happened: I chose three colors, wound them into balls and almost instantly started knitting. I so enjoyed this shawl that I spent every free minute on it, so after only a couple of days I was ready to bind off.
It really had something magic about it, the entire process, and so I’m not surprised that Quicksilver soon became one of my favorite shawls. Although the color combination is quite unexceptional, it goes pretty well with most other pieces in my wardrobe, and and silky yarn with all its drape is a pleasure to wear.
There are many Quicksilver projects on Ravelry already, so if you need some color inspiration, take a look there!
Here are some details about the pattern – and if you like to, come join us in the KAL. I’d love to welcome you there!
Sun Valley Fibers M/C/S (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk; 100 g / 400 yds [366 m])
1 skein in color „Stormy“ (color A)
80 g / 320 yds [293 m] used for sample
1 skein in „Waterfalls“ (color B)
82 g / 328 yds [301 m] used for sample
1 skein in „Golden Harvest“ (color C)
74 g / 296 yds [271 m] used for sample
US 6 [4.00 mm] circular needles (47“ [120 cm]) or size to obtain gauge
1 removable stitch marker (optional)
10 sts x 20 rows = 2“ x 2“ [5 cm x 5 cm] in garter stitch, blocked
- Finished measurements
79“ [200 cm] wingspan along top edge and 23.5“ [60 cm] width