Updated: Nov 14
Design Diary Part 1
The Bellingham Bay Shawl is inspired by
days spent knitting in near the sea while my family splashes about. She is a bottom up, triangle shawl bordered by tiny lace sailboats riding a waves of my favorite Old Shale pattern. This shawl was my submission to the MT Studio Design and I am honored to be sponsored by Madeline Tosh for this project.
Dropping May 21 (or perhaps sooner, make sure you are on my email list cause I promise a super duper discount there), The Bellingham Bay Shawl will be sold in the SunDaughterKnits Store and on Ravelry. As always, I will be using the Pay What Works Model of Pricing with this pattern because I believe money isn’t the only way to measure value, everyone should be able to create regardless of current income status and designers should be paid for their work.
If you wanna get a jump on the release date, track down 800 yards or about 2 skeins of your favorite fingering weight yarn. I used Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light and I just LOVE how it is so soft and drapy. All the pattern deets are in the photo attached. Looking for some ideas? Check out the beautiful shawls knit in testing! I just love how every knitters personality shines through while we all work up the same project! All these makers are amazing and so inspiring. Their Instagram handles are all linked and I encourage giving them a follow if you want to stay in the loop with the newest patterns, down right gorgeous yarn porn and motivating fiber journeys.
Deepsha, @yarnsandcofee, made her Bellingham Bay Shawl in LovelyByLee Fingering. First let me gush about this yarn. Amanda Lee’s gentle totals are perfect for really showing off the lace “picture” of sailboats and waves in this shawl. I was super excited when I learned that Deepsha would be using this yarn. And now I gush about Deepsha! Omg. Every photo this lady submits looks like it comes from a studio! She is IN THE KNOW when it comes to the hottest patterns from the greatest new designers and I was honored to have her help me with this project.
This stunning red shawl tip is a detail from Cindi, @cindisurovi, knit in Tosh Twist Light from Madeline Tosh. That twist made these stitches so crisp and clear! Cindi’s support is priceless, she can be counted on for honest and insightful feedback and is a joy to interact with. Some people just bring light with them and Cindi is one of them.