Flowers in Spring

With Spring fast approaching, it’s almost time to start putting away the woolen sweaters and coats. But you’ll still need something to keep the chilly air at bay! How about the cheerful new Lilypad Shawl kit?

This shawl features a bold design of lily pads and flowers on a pond. The lilies are worked in intarsia, and their simple shapes and coloring are good for someone new to the technique. (If you need some pointers on Intarsia, check out this video tutorial!)

The background ‘water’ of the shawl is knit in Stroll Glimmer and the Lilies in Stroll Sport. The two different weights, worked at the same gauge, give the water a slightly translucent effect.

Add to that the subtle shine of Glimmer, and you have a beautiful, sparkling pond.

The shawl is finished with a simple (and optional) fringe, adding motion and continuing the flowing water.

At its finished size (16″x60″), the Lilypad Shawl is the perfect size to toss around your shoulders on a cool day, and the vibrant colors are a perfect mix with a peppy spring wardrobe. And better yet, because it’s made with Stroll, it’s machine washable and dryable, too! The shawl is fully charted and the pattern is available as a kit or as a downloadable PDF. If you choose the download version, you can choose your own colors and customize the shawl to fit your wardrobe!

Happy (almost) Spring, and happy knitting!