My number one spot for holiday is the seaside. I love to listen to the sound of the sea, feel the sand softly running between my toes, watch kids making sand castles with their dad and knit a little. Bliss…
Shortly after I finished my collaboration with Tanis Lavallee I had a small shopping spree during an update in her etsy store and I bought a skein of TFA Blue Label Fibgering Weight in a wonderful colorway called Lotus. I put it in my stash to wait patiently for inspiration that came a couple of months later. It came with a fabulous gig organized by Danielle Sunshine (the creative force standing behind “Lioness Arts”) and that is a Knitting, Yarn and Fiber Fastival called “Unwind Brighton”.
This festival will be a treat for any knittter! There will be lots of yarnies as well as many classes held by various talented designers like Ysolda Teague, Woolly Wormhead, Bristol Ivy, Ragga Eiriksdottir and many more! Just check out the site for details.
But why did I make a shawl? Well, Dani is organizing a couple of KALs in her Unwind Brighton group on Ravelry with designs created especially to celebrate the festival and “On the Pier” shawlette is one of them. There will be a category for each pattern, and prizes of course! You don’t have to be attending to join the fun!
Additionally, I’m offering this design at a discount until the end of Unwind Brighton festival (14th July), then it will go back to its regular price ($5).
The touch of fresh breeze caressing your skin… the hardness of pebbles under your feet… the blue Garter sea and white lacy foam… the old wooden pier and you know you’re there… welcome to Brighton.
This lightweight shawlette has everything a perfect shawl should have: easy stitches creating a beautiful fabric, a little bit of lace that makes it girly and a very wearable shape.
Make it, wear it, not only when you’re in Brighton!
Happy knitting! xoxo