Your Slip Is Showing
Your Slip Is Showing is a boomerang-shaped shawl by designer Casapinka. It is an opportunity to make a large statement piece using a simple slipped stitch technique, which is meditative to knit as it flows from one color combination to the next. It lends itself well to speckles, tonals or variegated colors, fade sets, or gradient colors.
There is a schematic in the pattern that allows you to plan your shawl colors using colored pencils.
Designed for fingering weight yarn in four colors, it is a fun and addictive knit that creates a soft and interestingly woven piece for your wardrobe. We love our Studio Sox and our Walkabout - Fingering yarns for this project and have created Your Slip Is Showing Kit suggestions in our Studio Sox for your to peruse.
What the Fade
Designed by Andrea Mowry, this wrap pattern is her first ever Drea Renee Knits Mystery Knit (ahem) FADE Along!! What a fun time to mix and match color ways to personalize this large, comfy shawl.
While we've seen many speckle-ful variations of the What the Fade shawl, our sample is the first deeply-hued tonal shawl we've seen of its kind. The combination of saturated color ways and stitches actually create a woven look; this is a masterful accessory for any wardrobe.
We love our Studio Sox and our Walkabout - Fingering yarns for this project. The sample to the right was knit in Walkabout color ways Edge of Night, Emma's Favorite, Redwood, Santa Fe, Tobacco Road, and Juniper.
Released over the holidays by designer Casapinka, her Yondah Window (Rhode Island Shakespeare fans rejoice!) shawl is designed to frame a gradient or eye-popping variegated yarn within the framework of a complementary or contrasting tonal colorway. Simple slipped stiches (mosaic knitting) create the rectangular window panes and garter stitch frames those colorful panes.
While the pattern is currently only available on Ravelry here, our fearless leader Debbie Davis was excited to participate as one of the test knitters on this project. She said the shawl was an easy, but interesting, project to construct. She was so enthusiastic about it, she developed the new deja vu product line FOR this project. Debbie used a mini skein of Cherokee in Fifty Shades of Gradient™ - deja vu and Chestnut in Studio Sox. This is lovely in the photos but even more gorgeous in person.