Friday, 15 June 2012

Eris

Lisa Mutch, a firm friend and fan of TUT yarn, has released another stunning shawl pattern. As you will know if you've ever read this blog before or seen Lisa's work, she enjoys monochromatic colours, moody tones and strong architextural lines in her designs. Eris is a typical Lisa knit with a mix of neutral colours and clean, smooth knitting.


Lisa's pattern description reads as follows:

"Eris is angular, oversized, drapey and dramatic. Created with short row shaping and three colours, this extra wide shawl can be so many different things, depending on her mood."

This is exactly what I love about this design because it is so versatile in both the colour choices you can make but also how it can be worn. It uses 900 yards of fingering weight and Lisa used a mixture of TUT and other indie yarns to create her version. The majority of the shawl was knit with Lisa's own Alpaca, Silk and Cashmere blend which compliment the Uncommon Thread Heavenly Fingering well. Heavenly Fingering is a smooth and incredibly soft 70% Alpaca, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere blend and the colourway used was 'Breath', a delicate neutral to balance the dark tones of the metal grey and the black. 


We are already seeing beautiful versions with other TUT yarns pop up on the projects page for the pattern and is wonderful to see the difference between contrasting colours and hamonious blends that were chosen. To start planning your version in TUT fingering weight yarns, you can find a summary of them on the Ravelry page here.

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