After a long break from blogging, I’m back. I may not have been writing, but I’ve been knitting – most recently test-knitting Amberle, a splendid big cushy shawl by Shannon Cook, aka Very Shannon. The textured stitches are addictive and fun to work and you’d be surprised how quickly it knits up! I made mine in Julie Asselin’s gorgeous Nurtured yarn in the colours Fer a cheval (MC) and Naturel (CC). Just look at Shannon’s sample in the colours Compass and Irma below. Check out Julie’s Etsy shop to see the stunning Nurtured kits she’s put together for you to make your own Amberle.
And if you’re as crazy about this shawl as I am (and everyone else who’s made one), Churchmouse Yarn & Teas on Bainbridge Island, WA is having a fun Amberle Shawl Knit-Along. Head over to Churchmouse’s Ravelry group for info and to sign up. For extra fun, Shannon has put together some stunning colour combos of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter – you can even buy kits of Shelter on Churchmouse’s site.
I can’t get enough of my Amberle, here are a couple more pics:
Happy knitting y’all!
Next up: Some chit-chat about Very Shannon’s 2016 Tops, Tanks and Tees Knit-Along. Hope you’ll come along for the ride!