Project Inspiration: Groovy – NorthCoast Knittery

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Project Inspiration: Groovy

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     You may have seen it floating around in the popular patterns section on Ravelry. It’s a pattern that has been around a while, but only recently did we knit one up. Seriously, what took us so long?! This design is fantastic. It’s an easy knit, and it works well for a variety of different fibers and yarn weights. We used the Lace/Fingering Weight version of the pattern, and you can find that HERE. You can find the DK/Worsted version of the pattern HERE.

     The first Groovy we knit was with a DK weight cashmere silk and merino blend. It was so luscious, we completely sold out of the yarn before I was able to share it with you! A shame, I know, but Laura re-knit the pattern using 2 skeins of the Jade Sapphire 2-Ply Mongolian Cashmere and I knew I had to share it with you as soon as possible! It's a good thing too, I don’t think this shawl will be in the shop for very long…. Before Laura was even halfway through the new Groovy, her husband claimed it as his own! I don’t blame him. It’s an amazing cashmere yarn, and they are his colors! :)

     Groovy is knitted tip-to-tip. Increases are made for the first half, decreases for the second. This is what gives the stockinette and reverse stockinette ridges that slanted angle. We found that we like the cashmere because of a few reasons: 1) it’s sinfully soft, and you’ll never want to take it off, 2) the cashmere’s drape emphasizes the stockinette tiers, which makes it look elegant and sophisticated, and 3) it makes it a more versatile year-round accessory that isn't too warm or too breezy. It's just right.

     While the two colorways Laura had used are now sold out (you guys are too quick!) we have some other color options that I think you’ll like. Cousin Coral & The Blood Orange are two brilliant colors that pair beautifully. Ruby Slippers is a lightly variegated colorway that blends well with the You Say Tomato.

I don’t know about you, but I also think that it would be *gorgeous* knit with just one solid color... For example, can you imagine it knit up with two skeins of that brilliant teal blue colorway Scarab? Green Tea is another solid colorway that I adore, and it’s a nice neutral shade that would be easy to wear.

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