Sea Green and Sapphire

A blog about a love of colour, addiction to fabrics and joy of crafting…

3S Shawl, version 2

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As the summer draws to a close, my summer knitting project is finally ready. Here it is, the second 3S shawl I’ve knitted this year. The first version was for my sister, the second one for me.

If you want more details, here’s what I wrote about it a few weeks ago.

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Author: Heidi

I love colour wherever I find it, in art, photography, gardens, nature. I also love all kinds of fiber arts; spinning, dyeing, knitting, felting, sewing.

6 thoughts on “3S Shawl, version 2

  1. I’m a sucker for salmony pink… This is a lovely shawl!

    • Thank you, I love the colour too! I think it’s naturally dyed (although not by me) and keep wondering what the colour “recipe” might be.

      • I once dyed a similar salmony pink with eucalyptus leaves from my garden. As it so often happens when I’m putting on a pot of greenery, I’m too impatient to write down every tiny detail about cooking time, harvest date, exact weights, etc. so I haven’t been able to reproduce it. Eucalyptus leaves are magic! No mordanting or other preparation. Sometimes I get pink, at other times bright, bright orange, or a pinky tan… Probably depends on how I hold my mouth.
        Forgot to mention my admiration for your spinning! It’s on my list of things to learn properly. I’m dabbling with spindle and wheel, but since I have a stash as big as a house I usually rather knit, thinking, “first I knit away yarns I already have, THEN I do some spinning”. Yeah, right! 🙂

      • Very interesting, I definitely must give eucalyptus a try. I am planning to plant one in my garden next spring, but meanwhile I think I need to visit a florist to see if I can find some leaves!

        I only started spinning just under a year ago, and I am finally getting to a stage that it is relaxing, rather than something that takes a lot of concentration so now I do it on most days, often in the evening if I am too tired to follow a knitting pattern.

  2. I think this is a beautiful shawl. I love the simplicity that lets the yarn be the focus.

    • Thank you Dre! I started with lots more stripes but I decided it needed to be much simpler, so I started again and this time only made a couple of stripes. Sometimes it’s better to let the colour speak for itself.

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