I’m knitting the Beacon Shawl. Are you?

I just started the Beacon Shawl knitting pattern (from Knitscene Accessories 2015), and so far, so good.

The first part of the shawl is a big triangle, so you repeat a series of garter stitch rows with increase rows interspersed, until you get to 90 stitches.

This is great TV knitting. It’s going to be in the 100s here in Spokane this weekend—yuck!—so I’m going to watch movies and knit on Sunday, and I’m going to a papercrafting day at my favorite scrapbook shop on Saturday. Fun weekend!

Here’s my progress so far:

The beginnings of my Beacon Shawl

The beginnings of my Beacon Shawl

I’m using Madelinetosh Merino Light in 327 Leopard. It’s not at all leopard, though. It’s a variegated dark gray. The orange, pink, and raspberry are MadelineTosh small skeins, called Unicorn Tails, which I love.

These Unicorn Tails are tiny skeins (52 yards) of Madelinetosh Merino Light. They’re just perfect for colorwork projects. I’m going to blend the orange into the bright pint, and the the bright pink into the raspberry. I hope it works; I think it will.

I’ll keep you posted.

Are you knitting the Beacon Shawl? Our kits sold out really fast, but you can get your pattern in Knitscene Accessories 2015.

This madelinetosh light is perfect for the project, soft and beautiful colors. But this can be a shashbuster, too. Just choose some of that beautiful sock yarn you’ve been hoarding and cast on! A dark color is great for the body and outer border, and choose a variegated or ombré yarn like Freia Ombré fingering (LOVE!).


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