I normally follow patterns or design elements that require full concentration, calculation and counting. But for this one I decided to try something a bit different.
I had a hank of stunningly gorgeous handdyed yarn with a bit of sparkle that I bought at a fiber festival. This is the WINK line from the Periwinkle Sheep. I am such a huge fan of Karin's handdyed yarns that I use it when ever I can.
My thoughts on this shawl were that I really wanted the yarn to stand out so I didn't want to have a design element that would take away from the beauty of the yarn. As I loving cast on for the shawl I told myself not to rush, listen to the yarn and decide where to go as I knit.
I must say, that this was one of my most enjoyable knitting experiences with no counting, charting or hard thinking. And what beats kntting up a hank of the Periwinkle Sheep's handdyed gorgeous yarn?
What is on your needles?