Every week we add new patterns and projects (i.e - pattern + materials) and this week's addition is dangerous for chronic shawl-knitters like myself. The Romi Hill pattern and project collection is now available!
With wild rocky terrain the backdrop for her crisp photos, Romi Hill's shawls are hard to miss on Ravelry. She has a vast catalog of accessory designs, but when I hear 'Romi Hill' I think dramatic, lace panels and unusual, organic edgings. Romi's patterns are intuitive, and easy to follow. Her patterns provide both written and charted instructions, clear garment diagrams, and often include multiple size or edging options.
We have accrued a small trove of Romi Hill shawls over the last couple years, and each one garners lots of knitterly compliments (petting) when worn. Since she takes great care in the construction, Romi's shawls seem to style themselves into effortless, elegant folds that sit nicely about your neck and shoulders.
Of all the Romi Hill Projects in our collection, the "Carson" Project (shown below) is still my favorite - even though I've already knit one. It comes with the digital pattern PDF and your choice of three sophisticated color combinations of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. The project offers you a choice of bamboo or metal circulars and stitch markers if you need them, but if you don't you can remove them from your cart.
When I knit my first "Carson", I found the slipped stitch colorwork so easy to remember that I would forget how many pattern repeats I completed. So I definitely recommend writing down repeats in your knitting notebook, or getting a counter like the one shown (Clover Knitting Counter Kacha Kacha) just for keeping track of your section repeats. After adding the "Carson" project to your cart, you can shop row counters and other notions in our 'General Store'.
The last row of a shawl can be especially fraught when you're not sure if you have enough yarn, and you're working a complex edging. Stitch looping over stitch, looping over stitch and you're watching the dwindling yarn thinking, 'egad, I hope that's enough'. With our projects we've done all the yardage calculations for you, so as long as you hit gauge, you'll have the right amount of yarn to cast-off your shawl.
Our ongoing mission is to bring you patterns and projects from designers we love, so every Project has the potential to be your favorite project. Stay tuned! We'll be adding more projects every week!