Ask anyone, I’ve never been known to wear bright colors, despite my healthy appreciate for them on other people. It’s a personal comfort thing created by a combination of growing up in New York (the epicenter of the all-black wardrobe) and not wanting to draw unwanted, or really any, attention to myself in public.
It’s no surprise to anyone that my summer wardrobe is as non-colorful as my winter, including the knitwear accessories. Enter Courtney’s stunning A Bow in the Sky shawl created for LYS Day 2019, full of squishy slip stitch and soothing stripes. The original “skittles” color way is an explosion of joyous bright colors, but even though I love them, I knew that I’d never wear those colors.
We developed four different color way kits for her design based on the teams personal preferences, and mine naturally skewed a bit, um, neutral.
Every intention was made to complete the storm cloud version by TNNA, but I was busy knitting away on new and exciting upcoming designs for our fall collections.
My WIP turned into a soothingly slow, podcast knitting delight (anyone else addicted to true crime podcasts, too?). Our Perennial is so soft, pliable, and smooth that the stitches just floated off my needles, and the simple repetition of the pattern made it easy to relax and listen without complication.
Cut to a month later and my pleasingly neutral, matches-everything-I-own shawl is ready for summer night dining, air conditioned buildings, and scarf wear this fall.
Have you made A Bow in the Sky, too? Share it with us on Instagram by tagging @kelbournewoolens using the hashtag #KWPerennial and #ABowintheSky