I've been slowly checking off my list of new knitting techniques I want to learn - cables, check, colorwork, check .... short rows. That was one I was a little worried about! You hear such stories .... There was this intriguing shawl sitting in my queue for ages before I realized it was done using short rows. The reviews on how easy it made learning how to do them convinced me to give it a try - and they were right! The perfect project for first time short row-ers!
The pattern is Many Rivers
by Pam Jemelian and is available on Ravelry here
. The pattern calls for (and is lovely in) three colors, but I had a Madelinetosh exclusive Georgia yarn from two years ago (more on this in a moment) I'd been dying to use and another that went well - didn't have a third that I loved with them, so I went with two. Madelinetosh Sock in Chattahoochee and Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Solid in Kerfluffle.
I love the way the motifs look like eddying river water! Now, more about the yarn - a couple of years ago, Madelinetosh made an exclusive colorway each month based on a Georgia landmark. This yarn was only available at a Georgia yarn shop, Eat.Knit.Sleep
. Chattahoochee became a permanent exclusive and is still in stock in a few of Madelinetosh's yarns, but I believe all the other colorways are long gone. This year, Madelinetosh is creating an exclusive colorway each month based on the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to go along with a fun game you can play, earning store credit and other prizes based on the projects you knit or crochet. Be forewarned - it's addictive!!
Happy Creating! Deborah
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