Creme de Menthe by Thea Colman

Creme de Menthe

February 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, finished blocked fabric
US 8 - 5.0 mm
600 - 650 yards (549 - 594 m)
60" from tip to tip, 23" deep
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When Courtney (of Seed Stitch Yarns in Salem, MA) asked if I’d design something for the 2014 North Shore Yarn Crawl, we thought a shawl would be the perfect project for a mid March weekend in New England.

When we wanted to use a local indie dyer’s yarn to make it an especially North Shore project, we thought Ana Campos of Toil and Trouble would be the perfect dyer. (and she was)

So, Creme de Menthe came to be. A delicate but cozy shawl in the most beautiful shades of pale teal and gray, perfect for a late winter day - when you still want a little warmth, but need a spring color to remind you that spring is just around the corner.

The lofty single ply knits up like a dream. A combination of stockinette and garter stitch sections are simple enough to show off the subtle colors, but little lace diamonds accent both the top and bottom edges of the piece and keep the knitting fun. It’s a quick, fun project - and perfect for a beginning shawl knitter, since it works up fast and the lace is nice and basic.

PS. Keeping it totally local, that’s Ana modeling the shawl in downtown Salem!