Monday, April 18, 2011

Ginkgo Leaf Shawlette

One day I was in Knitty City (the most awesome yarn store ever, aka TMAYSE) and discovered that Pearl, the lovely lady that owns Knitty City (TMAYSE), sews.  She makes quilts and scarves.  I’ve seen examples of her quilts around the shop for a couple of years now and didn’t realize that she was the one who made them.  The scarves that she makes are constructed out of vintage kimono silk.  They are really beautiful.  I became particularly enamored of one that had falling red and green gingko leaves on cream background. 

It was so beautiful I bought it and became inspired to design a shawl with a similar motif.  The result is the Gingko Leaf Shawlette. 
The first version is knit in Malabrigo Rios in Archangel.

The second version is knit in KnitPicks Andean Silk in Woodland Sage.

Ah, the joys of scarves and shawls,

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