• Knitting

    The Designer Knows Best


    When Wingspan fever hit last year, like so many other knitters, I jumped to order a skein of gradient yarn from The Blue Brick. Unfortunately, sometime between placing and receiving my order, my interest in the shawl itself waned (mostly because I wasn’t sure I’d actually wear it). No matter, though! I knew that this saturated colourway was destined for something amazing, and I tucked it aside until inspiration struck. A little over a month ago, while I was looking for something else, I stumbled upon my skein and knew immediately that I wanted to knit something fairly mindless that would show off the gradual colour changes. Enter Lintilla. This was exactly the project I was looking for: mostly garter stitch with occasional short rows to create the ruffled edge. The pattern indicated that holding back 25% of the skein for the final edging was necessary, but I figured that…