Summer : a blue sky in all different shades of the most beautiful blue, with flying birds everywhere. Holiday, happiness and joy.
I wanted to combine all this summer feelings in 1 shawl, and as usual, the yarn is one of the most important matters, when creating a design. I knew very well what I wanted : yarn that resembled a TRUE sky, because I like the beauty of nature. Looking at the sky is one of the most wonderfull experiences, so I just wanted to create that same sensational feeling.
I looked, and searched. And did not find what I was looking for. So I decided to make my own yarn. Because I really liked the Scheepjes Maxi yarn, they had exactly the right shades of blue I was looking for. The yarn is strong, thin, and very lightweight. I loved it. I decided to take different strands together, to create my desired different shades of blue. 2 strands together, 2 different colours each time. It worked, I was so happy!
I combined half a ball of white with half a ball of light blue, followed by half a ball of light blue with bright blue, and next bright blue with darker blue, and decided to end with the darker blue and the navy blue.
I was totally happy, and felt in harmony, looking at my ‘blue-sky-yarn’.
The shawl itself is a quick and relaxing project, thanks to the easy-to-remember stitch pattern. The pattern is fully written (in English US terms and in Dutch), and 2 large charts are added too.
It is a perfect summer project !
The pattern can be found in my pattern shop and on Ravelry.
So, I am going out right now, for a lovely summernight walk, wearing my Birds in the Sky Shawl and I wish you all a lovely evening 🙂
Yarn : Scheepjes Maxi, combined.
Crochet hook : 4,5 mm