New Year, New Project. Welcome 2018!

I’m kicking off 2018 with a new project, a Shooter Shawl. This clever pattern is designed to take advantage of small skeins of contrasting yarn and a main color. I’m using an Elliebelly Tapas Set, along with some fingering weight Baby Willow. I think the contrast – Willow is a single ply silk merino blend while the Tapas skeins are a merino/nylon plied yarn – will add to the textural look of the shift from lace stitch to stockinette as the project progresses.

I hope you’ve got some new knitting planned as well to carry you into the new year! 2018 is off to a cold blast of a start, which has to be nature’s way of encouraging us all to knit.

If you’re new to Elliebelly, please join us on the Ravelry group. And if you’ve been around for a while, you know that if it’s the new year, it’s almost time to start thinking about our annual April knitalong, as well as participating in the Take A Picture Tuesday and Chat threads. Can’t wait to see everyone and their new (and old) projects there!

3 thoughts on “New Year, New Project. Welcome 2018!

  1. I’m a knitter and a fan/subscriber of your Substack and your wise comments on msnbc. I just found out you are a knitter and now see you are a talented yarn dyer as well, which I’m also addicted to. I hope you can get back to dying sometime in the future. I’d love to own some of your beautiful yarns. I will continue to look forward to your calm and very interesting writing and analysis. You and Andrew Weissman are my favorites. Warm regards.

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