My friend Jesika recently invented a lovely and simple – that is an important keyword for newbie knitters like me! Simple! – knitting pattern that results in a beautiful mesh asymmetrical shawl.
Her initial use of the pattern was with a variegated sock yarn. I asked if she would share it with me (which she did!) and I decided to experiment with a heavier yarn…an organic cotton by Estelle.
Right off the top, I just want to say that this cotton is fantastic! Buttery soft, which I didn’t expect, with a lovely drape, which also surprised me. The fact that it is organic is a bonus!
The resulting shape is also pretty awesome…asymmetrical with a long curling end that wraps nicely over the shoulder.
This was my first time knitting a mesh pattern, so as I began, I struggled a bit…
…but after blocking, I feel like the pattern is pretty forgiving and those slight deviations aren’t noticeable when wearing it.
I kept going until I ran out of space on my circular needles, which resulted in a large and very asymmetrical shawl. In the end, I really like the shape. The point ends up being a little off centre in the back, which I think adds to the interest and the long curling end works to keep the shawl wrapped comfortably.
Somehow a mesh fabric just adds a lovely texture to any outfit. Definitely going to work this pattern again when I finish up some other projects.
In the meantime…this shawl deserves a person to snuggle up to 😉 Watch for it on Etsy!