I picked up these skeins of Swans Island Worsted this summer, when I was lucky enough to get to visit the Swans Island home office during our trip to the coast of Maine. I had absolutely no idea what to knit with them at the time, but they looked so beautiful together, I couldn’t resist.
I thought that cabinfour’s simple but lovely Nordic Wind pattern showed off both the individual colors, and how lovely they look together. I added the stripes at the color transitions, per the idea of one fellow Raveler. I knit up the shawl on US 9s, which gives it the perfect drape. This would be the ideal shawl to throw over my shoulders at home on a chilly evening, it’s like wrapping up in a blanket!
Even though the shawl is good-sized, I still have plenty of each skein left over. The skeins are 250 yds/ea, and the colors are (from the shawl’s top): Teal, Oatmeal, Sky Blue, and Natural. I hate for good yarn to go unused, so if anyone would like the leftovers for a project – definitely enough to make a colorwork hat or mitts! – just drop me a line and I’d be happy to send it your way for free 🙂
ETA: Yarn has been claimed!Pin It