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New pattern release: Honey Plum shawl

I am beyond excited to share this new design with you today. Honey Plum is a simple crescent shaped shawl that features four of my favourite things: garter stitch, some simple lace, Estonian braids, and this absolutely stunning yarn from Gregoria Fibers.

The construction of the shawl is very simple, and the rows of garter stitch make it such a meditative knit. I have absolutely adored seeing all the different speckles knit up. Not a single stitch it different from the next! Then I have incorporated some very simple Shetland lace (I have used this exact same stitch in my Selkie pattern), and one of my all time favorourite stitch, the Estonian braid. I really don't know why but I find this stitch pattern so addictive to make, and I find it so aestically pleasing!

As for the yarn, I have used three skeins of Gregoria Fibers BFL DK which is without a doubt one of the most stunning hand-dyed yarn that I had the chance to stumble accross. Can you believe that this yarn was naturally dyed with plants? Anna's work truly amazes me.

To celebrate the pattern launch, Anna dyed three different colorways and they are available on two bases: her Polwarth and her Merino DK.

1.Polwarth DK

This wonderful wool is worsted spun from long staple fibres.  It’s a smooth, strong and lustrous yarn

100% SW Polwarth / DK weight / 100 g - 233 meters.


2. Merino DK

This 2ply merino is spun in Portugal. It’s a super-soft, fresh and comfortable yarn. The resulting fabric is incredibly squishy.

 100% SW Fine Merino / DK  weight / 100 g - 250meters.


She's scheduled a shop update for tomorrow evening 7PM Spanish time!
Let me know if you got anything from hers! I'm always so excited to see other knitters being so pleased with her yarns.
Here's the link to her shop: http://www.gregoriafibers.com/