I’m super excited to finally be able to share this design with you. My Lagom shawl is one of 10 new patterns available in SweetGeorgia’s bright and refreshing spring collection. Lagom is an asymmetrical, triangular shawl knit with a squishy garter stitch background and contrasting, playful bobble stripes.
The little bobble stitch produces a fun texture that looks complicated to produce, but is actually a simple three-stitch repeat that quickly becomes quite addicting to knit (I went through a phase where I wanted to add them to everything I was working on). I originally designed the shawl around the fun little bobbles stripes, knitting up my prototype shawl in some Madelinetosh tosh merino light with punch of some bold bobbles striping across a splatter dyed background. I have been enjoying my prototype shawl for what seems like ages, but just wasn’t able to post any photos until now. I actually knit my personal Lagom way back in August when I was still waiting to hear about my submission (that’s how excited I was about the idea – I just had to cast on right away).
After teaming up with the SweetGeorgia team, we reworked the original idea to make use of the beautiful Party of Five gradient sets they offer. My sample shawl was knit in the stunning Swell gradient set, which transitioned from a pale, icy blue to a deep, gorgeous teal. I have never used a gradient set before, but not for a lack of love. But honestly, they just flumoxed me a bit. I just didn’t have an idea of the best way to make use of these sets. So I’m very excited to have a design that highlights these fun yarn sets and adds to the growing number of pattern that uses them. And, like all of SweetGeorgia’s yarn, her gradient sets on the Tough Love base are a delight to work with.
But enough about me. The Spring with SweetGeorgia collection has some beautiful patterns by many other indie designs. My personal favorites are the wonderfully lacy Taveas shawl by Mone Dräger and the spectacular Sonder cardigan by Fiona Ellis.
In the beautifully bold colors of SweetGeorgia yarns, these designs just pop out to me in a way that makes me want to cast on both of them immediately. They both capture the spurt of growth and light playfulness that comes with a perfect spring day. I’m delighted that my design is in such great company in this beautiful collection – check out all the wonderful designs on Ravelry or at sweetgeorgiayarns.com.