A year ago, in October 2015, Ysolda Teague and Stephen West did a tour in Finland teaching classes in Tampere (yarn store Kerä) and Jyväskylä (yarn store Titityy). (This summer Kerä moved from Tampere to the south coast of Finland on the island of Rosala.) I attended one class from both and became a fan. Afterwards I suggested my DH that he could buy me the Ysolda Club 2016 as a Christmas present (2015) and so he did.
So, knitting-wise I've been busy this year. First club project was Banyan. It has a shawl and a wrap versions and I decided to knit the wrap because I already have many shawls but no lace wraps. I bet the shawl would be astonishing thoug. This wasn't easy peasy. Beginning was difficult as it was not evident how the pattern starts to fold up. After the first pattern repeat I memorized the pattern better but I did need to follow the pattern line to line at the very end. One tip I can offer: I coloured the different cabling options in the pattern and in the key with different colours for visual ease. I use printed papers for patterns I'm knitting and a high-lighter tape to follow the lines. It took some months to finish but I had other projects on the side as this one needs full concentration.
Photos are taken in August at the country-side under a rowan tree making a nice shadow and creating a nice spot for the spirit of the shawl. I'm wearing short-sleeved black Kanto dress by Papu Design.
The wrap is a really fine accessory and I could use it in festive occasions.
Designer: Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Triskelion Emrys Lace BFL
Colourway: Banyan (Ysolda club 2016)
Used yarn: 93g
Size: one size, blocked to about 30 cm width and 210 cm length
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