I’m very much a scarf/wrap kind of girl. While I appreciate the intricate, gossamer delicacy of lace, I prefer simplicity and solidity. I like pretty, sometimes with purpose. Earlier this year when I decided to knit again, I thought I’d try to come up with some kind of thing that would have scarf characteristics but remain firmly in shawl territory.
A shawl shape: a semi-circle. A scarf silhouette: straight edges. A shawl motif: lace, but not too lacy. A scarf background: stockinette stitch.
While I was knitting away on my design, I decided to submit it to WEBS’ open call on Ravelry. Sure, why not? If my proposal was accepted, maybe I’d start knitting and designing again… Fortunately, the staff at WEBS liked my thing, and here we are.
Sequoyah is knit from the neck down in stockinette with bands of a simple lace, bordered in garter stitch. The combination of textures resemble growth rings, don’t you agree? It’s knit in 2 hanks of Valley Yarns Charlemont in Mulberry, an amethyst wool/silk that was lovely in the hand. There’s a bit of sheen, which I think is marvelous. Were I to make this easy knit again, I would pick Honey Gold for summer and Dark Olive for fall. At 58″ wide and 29″ deep it’s a good size, wrapping around the shoulders to the back, and I dare say if made in a thicker yarn it would cover even LeBron James… 😀
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