FO – Fifth Avenue shawl

Summer, sun – shawl time! In fine yarn and an easy to remember pattern. The Fifth Avenue shawl is the perfect summer project. And if it’s combined with a multi-colored yarn, the better.

During my travels, I not only like to go on a discovery tour of attractions. The yarn is always a big issue. When I visited last year the company Hedgehog Fibres in Cork (Ireland), I met one of the four dyers Rose. Rose immediately guided us through the whole company. And she didn’t let me go with empty hands.

ireland hedgehog fibres gift

What a colour flash! Great, isn’t it?

I’ve always several WIPs (Work In Progress). One of them is usually a shawl. A shawl project doesn’t take much space and can easily take on knitting meeting. As the summer approached, I wanted a light shawl. So I knitted with the thinnest wool – the top strand in the image above.

fifth avenue shawl tuch stricken knit

A simple knitting pattern to meet the colors . I found this pattern: a shawl with an interesting detail – a symmetrical triangular shawl with asymmetrical lines running. You start at the bottom and knit bottom up. You can easily adjust the size of the shawl.

Pattern: Fifth Avenue Shawl by Sachiko Uemura
Needles: 3.5mm/ US #4
Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Lace, Merino, 1200m per 100g, held double

fifth avenue shawl detail tuch stricken knit hedgehog fibres

In the pattern, the shawl is knitted in garter st and between the stripes, beads are knitted. Since the yarn already has enough life with the colors, I’ve omitted the beads.

Another change is that I knitted the stripes alternately in stockinette or garter stitch. The colors thus appear different and add an interesting texture.

fifth avenue shawl detail stitches

fifth avenue shawl on person

I like the result: a triangular shawl with interesting details that brings out the color of the yarn and without any complicated instructions.

Which shawl pattern do you like? Which pattern do you knit this summer?



4 Responses

  1. Gracey
    | Reply

    That is gorgeous!

    • donnarossa
      | Reply

      Thank you, Gracey! To capture the colours is hard. In real they’re even better :-)

  2. autumngeisha
    | Reply

    Gorgeous! I absolutely loved how you alternated between stockinette & garter. Such a clever way to highlight the pretty colors of the yarn.

    • donnarossa
      | Reply

      This yarn doesn’t need that much. And I like to play with textures.

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