Friday, November 19, 2010

The Sport Weight Version

Kouyou (medium size, sport weight)
This is my sample for the medium size of the Kouyou Shawl, which is made in a sport weight yarn. The yarn is The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon Sport. The color is called Rusticate and I felt it was the perfect color for a Autumn shawl. My friend, Tomo, is modeling the shawl and as you can see, it matches her hair. It was not done on purpose.
Kouyou (medium size, sport weight)
This yarn was a treat to knit with. The resulting shawl is smooth and silky with a sheen to it. I am not sure which version I love more, the Malabrigo one or this one. I think I love them all equally.
Kouyou (medium size, sport weight)

Lisa test knitted my pattern and she did a fantastic job. She used Quince & Co Chickadee. I have been wanting to try Quince & Co for a while now, so it was neat to see her use that for the test knit. Her photos are gorgeous and you can see more of her beautiful work on her Flickr page. All photos below are used with permission from Lisa.
Kouyou Shawl
Kouyou Shawl
Kouyou Shawl

I am really thrilled with the response of this new pattern. Thank you all for your support of my new creative endeavor. If you make this shawl, I would love to see it. Send me a link to your blog or add your project to Ravelry.

12 comments:

Miss Julep said...

Gorgeous!!

yahaira said...

I need one of those! so gorgeous!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, wow! Those are both just so gorgeous. Beautiful patterns, yarns, colors and knitting. Nice models, too!!

Kirsten said...

Both versions are absolutely gorgeous!! It is a beautiful design.

opportunityknits said...

The rusticate version is really pretty.

Hannah said...

I can't decide which is more lovely; The shawl design, the photos themselves, or your model! ;)

Julie said...

Those are just beautiful. Off to buy the pattern!

sownbrooklyn said...

It's so beautiful!! That is a great picture of Tomo, too! So pretty!

Jennie said...

Both are lovely.
Should be able to leave a comment on my blog again =)

Erin Joy said...

I am definitely looking forward to knitting this when the holiday madness is over!

craftivore said...

Beautiful, both versions, but the red is to die for and Tomo is adorable.

hetty said...

The ructicate one is to die for! Beautiful!