The next shawl in the Viking Love Song series is blocked, and the two versions of it--fingering weight and DK--are both gorgeous. They were knit by Michelle, seen here blocking with me, and by Annmarie.
The shawl is worked sideways, and the stitch that makes the sweeping edge is called Double Garter or Backstitch. I believe that once it's practiced a bit, this stitch pattern is fascinating to watch develop. A treat, like extra foam on a latte. At first glance, my mom exclaimed that the shawl was pleated! (And how did I do that?!)
It's all in the wrist, right?
It's pretty with yarn like Black Bunny Fiber's green fingering weight--a color called Jungle, which I think should be changed to Grashús. Maybe Carol would consider that.
(looking up the roof toward the chimney of the reconstructed Viking house in Iceland)
When you look up close, you'll see that when slightly stretched the Double Garter stitch has strong ridges, and in between them it has an interlocking criss-cross thingie that is very beautiful. In DK, the pattern highlights the fall-ish rust and lavender of Malabrigo Arroyo.
The pattern is to come soon, after I manage to take some photos that do justice to the work of these two knitters.