Designer Feature

Making No. 2 / Fauna / Open Waters Shawl by Melanie Berg

As I mentioned yesterday, the 2nd Issue of Making by editor Carrie Bostick Hoge of Madder features a lovely shawl design featuring The Fibre Co. Canopy FingeringOpen Waters by Melanie Berg.

From the magazine:

The act of making helps to connect us to the past, knowing that many craft skills were practiced daily out of necessity. We also connect to our present, as we stop to slow down and enjoy the work at hand, leaving behind the stress of our busy days. And, possibly at the heart of our creations, is the future. As the sweater we knit or the blanket we quilt becomes an heirloom for our family to use, enjoy, and pass down to the next generation. Circling back and tying us to the past. All these connections are equally important and help to bring meaning and value to the beauty and utility we make.

— Making Magazine / Carrie Bostick Hoge

The triangular shawl features a garter stitch body and large scale open lace pattern along one diagonal edge. Reminiscent of flowing water, the design is lovely in the drapey, flowing Canopy Fingering. Shown in River Dolphin, a lovely blue grey that reinforces the “waters” theme, it will be interesting to see how the patterning of the shawl changes in appearance if other colors are used. I’m intrigued by the prospect of it in a color such as Tanager or Quetzal – would the waves appear as peacock feathers in a lovely, vibrant teal?

Yarn: The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering: River Dolphin, 6 skeins.
Gauge: 23 stitches and 44 rows = 4″ in garter stitch, after blocking.
Needles: US 2½ – 3.0 mm and US 5 – 3.75 mm.
Size: 72″ wingspan and 31″ wide.

Besides knitting and crochet, the issue contains gorgeous sewing, baking, embroidery, and patchwork projects. Below are just a few of my favorites.

Making No. 2 / Fauna is currently shipping to subscribers and is available at your LYS today!

You can see the full issue via the Making website here, or the knitting and crochet patterns featured in the issue on Ravelry here
For a list of stockists who may carry The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering, view our stockist page here

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