April 12, 2019
Everyone at Loop is working on the Nightshift! We've definitely caught the colorwork bug and Andrea Mowry's fun, new pattern is letting us explore color in a whole new way!
Nightshift is made using mosaic knitting. This consists of slipping stitches in pattern- not too difficult, right? Once you get the rhythm, each section alternates between two motifs, and you'll be sailing right along!
We used 6 colors of Malabrigo Rios for our Nightshift: azul profundo, zarzamora, frank ochre, hollyhock, pearl and cian. You start by working one background color and switching foreground colors until the final 3 sections of the shawl. Then, you're switching both colors in each section.
We decide to use a dark color for the background so that our favorite brights would really pop. My favorite detail is the i-cord edging that is knit right along with shawl! Look at that cool, barber pole style stripe- I love it!
Of course, now that we've seen one knit up, we keep coming up with new combinations we want to try. It's been so fun seeing what all of our customers are coming up with!
Local friends, we have a Nightshift class on the schedule for May, July and August. Join us!
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