Thursday, December 24, 2015
I have knitted the Vertices Unite shawl about 4 times now. I love the different panels and how you can play with colour, shape and line. It's almost like making a collage in a knit!
My friend Will is quite the fan of Stephen West. He adores his style and flamboyant ways. After Will was chief cat sitter for us while we were away, I felt that the best thank you was to knit Will his own Westknits shawl to love forever.
I requested some colour options from Will, trying to collect a grouping of his favourite colours. I then dug around my stash and came up with some selections that worked together. Will was big on blue, red and silver. I felt that the blue and red together seemed a bit 'American Flag' like, so I changed it up to a lovely orange that makes the blue pop and also suits Will's complexion.
I'm so excited to see Will wearing the shawl so much. It's a great feeling when others love something that you've spent so much time making by hand. Thanks to Will for this amazing 'westknitesque' photo shoot too.