I get so caught up in stunt knitting that I sometimes forget simplicity is often the secret to good design. And so it has been with Scrawling.
This is a scribble lace shawl I worked up last summer. It is one of the few fiber things that was started, worked upon, and completed during the personal mayhem of 2013. I had made a scribble lace years ago when I taught for Purly Gates. My recollection was the project was fairly quick and fun. And the finished fabric was like knitted Silly Putty -- highly malleable. Scrawling started with Esther Rodgers' "Corespinning for Fun and Function" class at STITCHES South 2013. The art batt was lovely, and the corespun yarn was fabulous. You'll recall I made this skein:
The finished shawl/wrap is about 250cm/100 inches long. So I could have cast on about half as many stitches. On the other hand, I wear it wrapped twice around my shoulders, and the extra volume doesn't seem to hurt the look.
I finished the shawl in June of last year. But somehow, I just didn't get a picture of me wearing it. While I can set up the camera on a tripod, I just didn't get to it. But I got lots of compliments on the shawl. I even wore it in the fashion show at TKGA in October. And when I wore it at STITCHES South this year, it got attention. Esther asked me to please put the pattern up on Ravelry. When I saw Cuddly Hubby in May, I made getting a good picture a priority. After a number of tries, this is what we got:
Ravelry. I've even sold a couple copies already!