I grew up in southeast Louisiana in a town close to New Orleans. I've always loved the city for it's culture, music, and historic feel. (But sadly couldn't eat much of the food given that I'm allergic to seafood.) So when I decided to try my hand at designing a crescent shaped shawl I had to name it after the city that will always be close to my heart, the Crescent City.
Meet the Crescent City Shawlette.
Photos above from KnitPicks.com
It is being offered as a kit (!!!) in two colors: red (for red hot jazz) and blue (for rhythm and blues). The pattern is also for sale on its own as a pdf.
It's worked with two strands held together, one strand of Gloss Fingering (red: Cranberry, blue: Winter Night) and one strand of Aloft (red: Cranberry, blue: Celestial.) The Gloss gives it substance while the Aloft gives it a soft, lovely halo.
The crescent shape helps it stay over the shoulders, so it won't keep slipping off when worn. Plus I really love the little curl at the ends.
I made mine in Stroll Tonal Sock in Lullaby and Aloft in Fairy Tale.
Now if only I can keep GiGi from talking me out of it,