November 02 2016 – thisisknit
... but in the very best way! Anyone who has stepped foot in our shop (and many of you that have followed us from afar) will know that we're addicted to knitted shawls, wraps and scarves.Â We have so many samples in the shop, and so many pretty hand-dyed yarns to play with - it's can be hard to keep up with the many wonderful creations that fly off the needles of our talented staff! With that in mind we have a mini shawl round-up here on the blog today, with two true-blue creations, both of which play with colour in a different way. First up is "Watering in the Garden" by Giddy Davies, which was knit using one of Townhouse Yarns' "Burlington Blanks", to achieve this beautiful gradient effect. The pattern is available to purchase and download on Ravelry, and the instructions are given in both written and charted form. Also, if you have never come across a sock blank before, then you might want to know a little more about how they are used.Â They may be a little odd to use, at first, but the effect is certainly worth it! These blanks are limited editions, but there are still a few available in the Townhouse Yarns Etsy Shop. Our second shawl takes a more traditional route when combining colours - this time using stripes and slipped stitches to produce a beautifully textured scarf. This sample is the "Bryum Shawl", again available for purchase on Ravelry, where there are (currently) 518 stunning projects to browse for colour inspiration.Â We opted for the Hedgehog Fibres Sock for our version, and it is just a dream to be wrapped up in. We don't currently list Hedgehog Fibres on our website, but we do get regular deliveries... so if you'd like to get some shipped to you just contact us today for the latest picture of what we have in stock. Don't forget to follow us over on Instagram for further project inspiration and yarns to drool over! So what colour are you knitting with right now? Winter blues and icy greys? Or warming reds and rich jewel tones? Do you have a colour "comfort zone"?