So you want a bigger project?

Maybe you fell in love with our Stonehaven Collection SO much that more than one skein jumped into your basket... (and who can blame you?). Or maybe you have a couple skeins of yarn in your stash that would pair beautifully with your newly acquired Stonehaven yarn? As promised, I now bring you a selection of 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 skein projects that would look stunning in your special yarn, either on its own, or combined with a solid, semi-solid or perhaps something waiting in your stash 'for that special project'.


The first inspirational project I have to offer is the iconic 'Find Your Fade' by Andrea Mowry. This is a BIG shawl and uses 7 colours, but not full skeins. Great for using up leftovers than work well with the Stonehaven colours. Or you could follow the advice of Andrea herself...

"Get creative - this is YOUR shawl! Use only 1 color, or 3, or 10. Need help with color selections? I highly recommend diving into your stash (or the shelves of your LYS) and untwisting the skeins and then laying them next to each other. Look for nuances that can be seen from one color to the next - if your first color has some gold (like mine), why not snag an awesome speckled skein that also has some gold and another color you love (ahem - pink), so that after the speckled skein you can start stitching up that favorite pink skein you have been hoarding! And so on and so forth!" - Words by Andrea Mowry (Ravelry)


Of course there are many, many shawls which would work well with hand-dyed yarn.

Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry makes excellent use of 3 skeins.

Fading Point by Joji Locatelli is constructed from both ends towards the centre, both pieces are then connected with triangles to achieve a seamless rectangle. It uses 5 skeins of yarn.

And for Valerie (waving hello from Baa HQ!), we cannot have a shawl selection without an offering from Stephen West!


Sea Swell Shawl by Stephen West

"This relaxing garter stitch project plays with short rows and I-cord edges to create a large wavy shape. Choose three colours faded together for the medium size or make a massive shlanket (shawl + blanket) with five skeins of fingering weight yarn. The short row wedges gradually expand the shape so you can bind off at any time." - words by Stephen West (Ravelry)

Now, shawls are super popular and great fun to knit but some of us just don't "wear them well", which I think I mentioned in a previous post :-). So, for those of us who need their knitting to be entirely attached to their body to avoid embarrassing incidents...


This evening's post should be more your thing!

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