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Swatches diary: Selkie swatch in Jamieson & Smith

Swatches diary: Selkie swatch in Jamieson & Smith
Swatches diary: Selkie swatch in Jamieson & Smith
Swatches diary: Selkie swatch in Jamieson & Smith
 

 

It's been quite a while since I shared a swatch diary entry in here. Since Selkie has been released, I thought I could share the little swatch that led to create the pattern. This swatch is the first one that I made for the pattern, but I think that in total, I have probably knit five or six of them. I usually have a very clear vision of what I want the pattern to look like but this time around it was a bit more foggy in my head, so I let the swatch "speak to me" and give myself some time to consider all the different possibilities. I think I started swatching for the pattern back in May and only finished the shawl in November. From all the swatches that I made, I felt the more confident with my first choice, and picked the original sample for the pattern. I really liked its simplicity and the delicate aspect of the lace.

The yarn used for the pattern is the Jamieson&Smith 2ply jumper weight. I don't think that I could have choosen any better yarn for a pattern that is inspired by the Shetland Isles. for the main section of the shawl, I knew that I wanted to use a cream/ off-white colorway, and I actually had some leftovers from the Shwook hat that I made last year. The 2ply jumper weight come in so many different colorways, and the color combo for the shawl can be infinite really.