My Study of Stripes

Although it is October and although I actually am on a sock knitting roll (details to follow), I decided to first share with you my version of the very popular Stripe Study by Veera Välimäki:


This was my birthday gift for my sister. To make it useful in Israel I used two different cottons of Americo Original. The eggplant is their Pima Cotton Lace that to me seemed heavier than the light pink one which is their Cotton Flame that is a thick and thin fingering weight. The differences in the yarns weights and the thick and thin nature of the pink one gives the shawl an extra texture variable that I found very agreeable.

Both my sister and I are very happy with the shawl:

After I will finish some projects that occupy my needles already, I am going to knit Veera’s Different Lines. That is, if I will not find myself casting on for it later today…

6 thoughts on “My Study of Stripes

  1. Carrie#K

    It’s beautiful! The colors contrast nicely. I can’t quite see the difference of weight in the gauge but that hardly matters (other than I’m peering at it through the screen – I guess they haven’t invented a way to rub it between your fingers online.) Some day. :)

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