I love luxury yarn, especially silk yarn, and I am lucky to be able to work with Anne at Willow Knits who hand dyes silk yarn in luscious colours. I’ve done several crochet designs in her yarn yet only one knit design (Bilateral Mitts which also included crochet!). A few months ago Anne asked if I could adapt one of my knitted shawl designs to her yarn and see if I could make it into a smaller one-skein shawlette. We agreed a variation of Bilberry Shawl would be a good choice. So I put my thinking cap on and pulled out the old spreadsheet; a few tweaks later and my suggested adaptation was winging its way to Anne. The result is Willowberry Shawlette
Anne knitted this in Willow Knits Hand Dyed Silk Worsted yarn and used almost all of one skein. The colour is called ‘Foliage’ and I love it!
Willowberry is available on Ravelry but is also available at shows that Willow Knits attends, at half price with the purchase of one skein of yarn.
The next show is Southern Wool Show at Newbury this coming weekend (31st August and 1st September), where you will be able to see Willowberry ‘in the yarn’ on the Willow Knits stand! Anne will also have a selection of other kits and patterns from our collaborations, along with her gorgeous yarn.
Other shows you will find Willow Knits at this year are Hitchin Festiwool on 9th November and St Albans’ farmers markets on 8th September, 13th October, 10th November and 8th December.
Happy knitting xxx