Rise Up Singing by J. L. Fleckenstein
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Rise Up Singing

August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
410 - 420 yards (375 - 384 m)
One Size
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One of these mornings
You’re gonna rise up singing
So hush little baby, don’t you cry

Wrap yourself in this cushy, feminine bit of fluff and take a walk through the garden during the cool hours of early morning, coffee cup in hand. Think of yourself as being out on a dreamy picnic during the cool months, wind gently blowing, causing your petticoats to billow … just enough.

It is knit on size U.S. 8 needle in a sock weight yarn, but could just as well be knit on smaller needles in a lace weight to make it scarf/shawlette size rather than a shawl.

I chose a low contrast colorway in shades of pink with a slight golden blush in the undertones made by my favorite indie yarn artist, Kimber Baldwin. I chose a colorway that meant something personal to me. It reminds me of a beautiful flower I discovered growing on our farm shortly after I moved here eight years ago. When I wear my shawl It brings to mind that lovely morning, here in my most special place on Earth.

I recommend searching for your own perfect colorway that reminds you of a memory you cherish, a time you would like to be wrapped up in.

This is a triangular shawl knit from the top down. I designed it to be easy and pleasurable to knit and I have created both written and charted directions; both are included in the download.

If Kimber Baldwin Designs is sold out of the colorway I used (“Rhoda”), there are many other indie yarn artists you can find right here on Ravelry who will have similar beautiful colorways to choose from.

The one I used is a low-contrast batik technique. I found another indie yarn artist here on Ravelry whose colorways are also low-contrast and she has some pinks that would look very similar to what I used for this shawl. Her username is hazelknits, check out her offerings not only here on Ravelry but on her website as well.

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I have. It was a complete pleasure to knit, and is a dream to wear.