Spring 2020 Knitscene & the Arced Shawl January 3, 2020 09:36

We just entered 2020—a new decade—and I'm excited at the prospect of Spring! Knitscene has just published their Spring 2020 issue, filled with some great patterns to help us shift gears toward thinking of warmer days.

Within the pages of this issue there are bunches of great designs—like the Netted Tank Top by Caroline Dick and the Ellipsoidal Shawl by Moon Eldridge. You'll also see my Arced Shawl.

This shawl was an absolute joy for me to knit.

I loved the simplicity of the welt pattern as it's worked in whole rows, then it got even more fun and interesting to watch the shape form as the short-row sections curve, making shorter sections of the welt.

The cable panel at the lower edge adds a touch of visual interest to the hem of the shawl. Are there hems on shawls? I'm such a sweater knitter...

And the FRINGE! So, this fringe is great. It's made by knitting a few stitches after the cable panel throughout the entire shawl. Then when you get to the end, just before binding off, those knitted stitches are dropped and unraveled all the way back to the cast-on.

Maybe that sounds scary, but trust me, the rest of your knitting won't unravel, and it makes for some beautiful, equal-length, easy to attach fringe along the edge of your shawl.

Read all about the Arced Shawl here.

Take a look at all the patterns in the Spring 2020 issue of Knitscene on Ravelry to start thinking of warm weather. The more we think about it, and FEEL how awesome it is to be warmed by the sun, the sooner it'll come, right? Hey, I'm a dreamer.

But still, go download your copy of the magazine.

And leave a comment below, to let me know what you think!


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