Saturday, March 07, 2015

Frosty Daybreak

Springtree road Late Dusk Cashmire sock - north pole Daybreak Daybreak5 Daybreak4 Daybreak1

This is a really enjoyable knit - the Daybreak Shawl from Stephen West.
I used 2 skeins of sock yarn to work this:
  • Spring Tree Road Muscadine sock - Late Dusk colorway
  • Phydeaux Yarns Cachemire sock - North Pole colorway
Both yarns are fabulous, but there was something about the denim-like quality of the Muscadine sock that I was really drawn to - it picked up the subtle flecks of Navy in the Cachemire sock yarn, and the depth of the color makes a lovely contrast with the paler north pole colorway.

Both yarns wash up beautifully - the final shawl is light, airy and so very soft.

I really enjoyed working on this shawl, but it took me a little while to wrap my head around the increase instructions in the first section of the shawl.  But a quick ravelry search later, and I found Pieces of Kate's extremely helpful notes for section 1 where she details out the number of stitches needed before you make an increase.  If you are going to knit this shawl, I highly recommend you check out her advice.  Once you get past the first section it is plain sailing!

That's all from me.  Looking forward to going and checking on what you've been working on.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Sam x


monica said...

Gorgeous shawl! the yarns complement each other so well. Must confess that now I am tempted to knit one :-)
Stay warm! Hugs to you & N

Andi said...

So beautiful, Sam! Love the colors you combined. You have a great eye for color.

Erin Kate said...

great color combinations, just like the above said !

Chrisknits said...

Beautiful! Love the blue yarn. Always look at that pattern, just haven't bit on it yet.

Nicky said...

It's really beautiful Sam! Well done! As everyone has said, you have a wonderful eye for colour and that combo totally rocks!