I designed this shawl to take advantage of the beauty of variegated hand dyed yarns. These particular yarns look so beautiful in the skein, but are quite difficult to use in shawls. Lace patterns are often lost in all the colors and colors look not quite the same as in the skein. I feel, that the small lace pattern I used in this shawl is a beautiful backdrop to showcase all lovely colors variegated yarns have to offer. However, this shawl will also look lovely in any variety of yarns. The shawl only takes 1 skein of yarn, but due to non-traditional way increases are done the finished size of the shawl looks bigger then one would expect. This shawl has long edges, but shallow depth. This makes shawl very comfortable to wear, without it being too large. This project was a very fast and enjoyable knit.
The shawl’s name “Platochek” means small kerchief or headscarf in Russian. There is a beloved Russian song “Siniy Paltocheck” ( The Blue Headscarf) made famous during WWII by Klavdia Shulzhenko
“Platochek” shawl project can be found on Ravelry.
I have used 1 skein (437 yards (400 meters) of beautiful Juno Fibre Arts Buffy Sock (100% Wool, Fingering / 4 ply).
Русский текс поста последует вскoре ;-)