I shared a sneak peek of my Swoop shawl on October 1st.
Before I share them, though, I should tell you a little about this project. I think the idea for this project was born almost a year ago when Rachel from Dyeabolical shared a picture on social media of a shawl she was knitting using two of her colorways, Lucy and Fuchsia So Bright. I have a lot of yarn (understatement of the century…) so these days I try really hard to not impulse buy more of it. This combination blew me away though — it was something about the cheeriness of the bright colors and how the two colorways played so well together. I ordered a skein of each in the Tenacious Sock base and went about looking for a pattern.
I had previously knitted Romi Hill’s Artesian in a Dyeabolical yarn, so Romi Hill came to mind and it’s within her pattern library that I found the pattern, Swoop. Two colors, about the right amount of yardage — yes indeed, this was it. I think I made the selection in maybe January… and then the project sat until September. Whoops! Alas, I got to it and it was a totally delightful, super fun knit. I loved everything about it. The squishy garter stitch, the little pops of lace — it was just a great project in both colors and design.
The size is great, too. I believe I ended up shorting the shawl by one lace repeat just because I was running out of yarn. Would it be nice if it was bigger? Yes. Is it still a pretty fantastic size? Also, yes. It’s a really comfy & cozy size for sure. I’m also a pretty big fan of the fact that you can pretty much wear this shawl reversibly, a fact I discovered when I went to edit this photo and realized I had the wrong side facing out (*facepalm*).
All in all, I would highly recommend this pattern & yarn combination. It’s bright and vibrant and just a really fun knit. I think the best part is that I’ll have this big squishy, cozy vibrant shawl to chase the chill away this winter. It will be put to good use!