So, having almost instantly cast on Fantoosh! following its publication, I had another completely delightful shawl pattern make its way across my editing desk. This next one was the Mystery Shawl KAL from Shetland Trader (Gudrun Johnston), and again, I just couldn't resist! I tried to hold off until Fantoosh! was finished, but the glorious camaraderie and enthusiasm in Gudrun's group on Ravelry just swept me away and I had to cast on.
I'm using 2 skeins of Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply in a lovely hand-dyed mixture of greens and purple. It gives an overall impression of grey, but when you look up close, it's mostly green with really intense flashes of purple. I'm planning to make the medium size and I just have a few more repeats of the first section, before I can make a start on the second clue.
Since October last year I've been steadily picking up my editing work again, and it's been a real joy to get back to working with Gudrun. I love her designs, her aesthetic, and her eye for interesting construction, working in harmony with every detail of the design. The Mystery KAL is the latest pattern that I've worked on for Gudrun, but just in case you missed them, here are Véronique and Mireille, two absolutely stunning sweaters, that she released earlier this year.
Images © Gudrun Johnston, used with permission.
Miracle of miracles, it's not just knitting that I've been steaming ahead with... I've also been sewing, so more about that very soon...