New Design: Zest Shawl and Cowls

DSC_1751Dark lime is the name of this attractive shade of Rowan Softknit Cotton, a deliciously soft cotton ideal for a summery shawl to be worn over a dress in the cooler evenings. An easy lace pattern shows off the cable structure of this lovely yarn with garter stitch edges all around. The shawl is rectangular and I added 8 beautiful two toned colored mother of pearl buttons from Perlehuset, 4 on each end on opposite sides and used the holes in the pattern to make it into a shrug. A large cowl was essential and why not add a small one too? All parts are knitted back and forth in rows using 4.5 mm/US 7, the samples by test knitter Airin Hansen, aka Teodor on Ravelry. The Norwegian pattern will be published in late August in Familiens Strikkebok, a separate issue, while the English pattern will come on Ravelry. I am delighted that it has been professionally photographed on dancer Francesca Golfetto by Kim Müller and I will show you the photos shortly.