Curious Collective Shawl by Helen Stewart

Curious Collective Shawl

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
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This shawl is the result of the decisions of over 2000 knitters from 55 countries around the world. Participants joined in this “create your own adventure” shawl design project through a series of votes on the Curious Handmade blog.

The crescent shape, chosen by voters, is created by several increase rows and designed to sit beautifully on your shoulders. It also shows off the textured stitch patterns which are inspired by a spring meadow. The shawl is knit using two colours of sock weight yarn, the winning purple hues in the original complement the wildflower theme beautifully.

A note about yarn requirements:
I used 82g of the Raisin (darker purple) and 60g of Heather Shadow. So as the Juno Alice is 437 yards/100g that makes yarn requirements about 360 yards of Raisin and 260 yards of Heather Shadow.

For this project you can join in to help create a new shawl design!

Over five weeks, starting 20 May 2013, I hope you will join me at Curious Handmade to have your say and join in on this choose-your-own-shawl adventure to help design the Curious Collective shawl.

Over five weeks you will be making choices each week regarding various design aspects of the shawl. After all the choices have been made, I will finalise the design, write it up and update this file so you will have access to the full pattern.

Week 1 Results: Textured Stitch Patterns (narrowly beating lace by 2% of the votes!). See blog post for details.

Week 2 Results: Crescent shape was the clear winner

Week 3 Results: 62% voted for sock weight yarn.

Week 4 Results: Colour block

Week 5 Results: Juno Alice Raisin and Heather Shadow colour combination

Thank you to to everyone who voted!