Last week she released her latest pattern in her Authors & Artists series ( I do love a story behind a design). This is Alma's Song, named for Alma Schlindler-Mahler, married to Gustav Mahler, but a composer in her own right.
Karie's glamourous version channels the deep, rich colours of early twentieth-century Vienna, but I chose a much softer palette. It is a great pattern for showcasing a special skein of yarn. The multi-coloured one is Ripples Craft Reliable Sock in the Hubble Bubble colourway. I was originally going to go with a deep red or charcoal grey for the border, but when I found this skein of duck blue Rowan Fine Art 4ply, it just seemed to complement the soft greys and mustard colours in the variegated.
It's a happy, spring shawl and I love it. The crescent shape is really wearable.
It's a quick knit and even though there is lace and a small cable in the frieze section, the pattern repeats are quick to memorize and make good telly or travel knitting. And it's so nice to finish and wear a project while in the middle of several time-consuming garments. Thanks Karie for another beautiful design!