Thursday, March 06, 2014

Drawing Nigh Shawl for Quince & Co.'s Scarves, Etc. 2014!

Hi, Knitters,
All photos from Scarves, Etc. 2014 have been provided by Quince & Co. and were taken by the talented Carrie Bostick Hoge.

I am so excited and proud to introduce my latest design for Quince & Company! The long-awaited ebook Scarves, Etc. 2014 is being published today. There are 14 gorgeous scarves, cowls and shawls to choose from in this lovely issue. 

My design, Drawing Nigh, is the sweetest simple lace shawl with a light ruffled edge. It uses two strands of fingering weight (Finch) held together to create a beautiful gradient. 

Here are some links for you:

Here is some information you might like to know about Drawing Nigh:

Gauge: 21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with yarn held double

US 7 - 4.5 mm

1105 yards (1010 m)

46" [117cm] wingspan and 17" [43cm] deep at center
Drawing Nigh is included in Scarves, Etc. 2014, set to release 3/6/14!
shown in:
finch / 1 skein each
iceland 153
kumlien’s gull 152
kittywake 151
sabine 150
crow 102
32” circular in size US 7 4.5mm
This semi-circular shawl is worked with two strands of Finch held together in order to play with the shades of darkening grays, and to create a worsted weight shawl (which is missing from my own wardrobe). Since two strands are held together while knitting, one strand is dropped and another strand in a darker shade is then
introduced creating a smooth gradation of colors. The lace pattern is incredibly simple and makes the worsted weight shawl light and airy. This would be a perfect first venture into knitting lace with a simple chart.

Drawing Nigh is a super fast, fun knit! The lace is incredibly simple and repetitive. This would make a wonderful first shawl and lace project.

The possibilities for color combinations are endless. The Quince color palette is forever beautiful and perfect for this kind of fun project. Pick 5 gradient colors and grab 1 skein of each and go to town! 

I love the photos from the ebook. The model, the dress, the clean natural lighting and background, the boots, the tights, the hair (I wish I had that hair!), etc...... 

Enjoy the following photos from Quince & Co. Scarves, Etc. 2014.

And back to me! Here I am after the shawl is blocked and putting it over my shoulders for the first time. The way the shawl sits on my shoulders and feels light as  air but yet gives warmth is exactly what I was hoping for with this design.  

Please enjoy this short slideshow I put together on the making of Drawing Nigh!

If you can't see the slideshow in the email, please hop over to my blog to watch: Click here!

Drawing Nigh is only available for purchase right now through Quince & Co. It will be available for individual purchase in my Ravelry pattern shop in a few short months. I'll let you know when it is up in my shop.

best, susie


Creative Design said...

One word Susan.....stunning!


Natasha said...

What a beautiful shawl - exquisite colours and textures. I must knit it!

Lisaknits said...


Anonymous said...


pens and needles said...

Printing the purchased pattern now, even as we "speak," and wondering about using one strand of lark rather than two of finch? Guess it wouldn't be possible to get the same color gradient? I'm not a huge fan of changing yarns mid-knit so wondered about this as an option to create fewer changes.

Susan B. Anderson said...

pens and needles, yes, you could totally do that and it would work out great!!!


Marti said...

So beautiful!

Suze said...

I would love to make this in a rainbow of colors!

KimmyZ said...

Susie, you've done it again. Gorgeous design, and made extra special by the use of the gradient color scheme. How DO you crank these projects out so quickly? It's a winner, for sure!

Hugs, KimmyZ

Kathy said...

Love it!!!

Alisa the Yarnista said...

Congratulations! Drawing Nigh an absolutely beautiful shawl!

Holly said...

Beautiful shawl ... congratulations

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love the subtle color changes.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love the subtle color changes.

Robyn said...

It's a beautiful shawl, Susan, but I am especially taken with the sweet bunny bottoms up in the header :) So very cute!!

Barb said...

The shawl is just beautiful!! your adorable new header! Well, all your headers are great - those bunny tails are just too cute!!

cjrgemini said...

Oh wow! This would be fantastic. My job of over six years was recently shipped to the Phillipines, now I have time to knit but no extra monie to buy yarn!

Lizy Tish said...

Oh - I love it! Going in my queue. Still have quince & co on my list of yarns yet to try!

Unknown said...

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AnnM said...

So beautiful! Can't wait to try it.

camby said...

Beautiful! It's a winner!

Anna said...

HI there,
I just purchased this pattern (beautiful). I think I'm a little green. Ican't seem to be able to wrap my head around how to work the "garter tab" Is there a tute I can watch to see how this is done. I can follow the rest of the pattern. Thanks for your time.

Anna said...

HI there,
I just purchased this pattern (beautiful). I think I'm a little green. Ican't seem to be able to wrap my head around how to work the "garter tab" Is there a tute I can watch to see how this is done. I can follow the rest of the pattern. Thanks for your time.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Anna ~ here is one:

Theglasdiva said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for the link. I've already started the shawl :)