May 16, 2013

A Little More Blue

I teased you the other day with a glimpse of some variegated blue yarn I began knitting into a shawl recently and now that I've got a few more inches done, it's time to share some details, don't you think?

The pattern is called Sugared Violets by Rose Beck, and when it first was released as part of the Be Mine collection, I was fortunate enough to win it during a giveaway.  It's hard to believe that it's taken me two years to cast on this shawl (or any shawl from that collection), but as we knitters know, some patterns have to be cast on immediately while others stay in our minds and linger until we're ready. 

As I've been knitting monogamously on a test knit for the last few weeks which, by the way, is fantastic, I realized that my hands and brain could use a palate cleanser to keep my mojo going.  So, I went stash diving and was reacquainted with my one skein of Ball and Skein Glissade which I purchased at a sheep & fiber fair exactly a year ago next week.  

I'm calling this project Blue Sugared Violets and it might end up as a gift to a very special someone for a very special occasion but that's all I can say for now.

There are some elements to this pattern that has got me thinking .... but I'll share more about that tomorrow.  


  1. Good luck! It looks lovely so far!

  2. wow! the pattern is very pretty!!!
    Yours will be fantastic in that color!!

  3. Hei!!
    I love the names of the collection:
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Sugar is sweat
    And so are you!!!
    I learnt this poetry in my English Classes at school!!!
    Very happy to remember it!!

  4. That colorway is wonderful. You are progressing tremendously well on it.

  5. Oh I do that too! I'll knit along faithfully on a project for a while but then need a little change. There are just too many patterns and too many skeins of yarn competing for attention. You are just so talented, Evelyn. It is always a joy to see what you are up to.

  6. Love that shawl pattern! It is going to look so pretty in blue.

  7. I love Rose Beck! I feel like she doesn't get the attention she deserves. Your blue shawl is going to be gorgeous! The variation is slight enough to add interest but not detract from the lace at the edge. Can't wait to see it knit up!

  8. I really like the blues and grays together...quite lovely!

  9. Late to this ... pretty :)

    Will be interested to hear what got you thinking.