I’ve just released another pattern: Unplugged. As the shawl-kick I’ve been on continues (man those things are addictive!) I’ve turned from lace to cables. Unplugged is a crescent shaped shawl featuring guitar-shaped cables and one-row stripes, a technique I got to learn about while working on this pattern. I’d been wanting to design a pattern inspired by my love of guitar music, and after some experimenting came up with these cables in the shape of guitar. I combined them with a three-color pattern that overlaps at two points, creating six lines which (of course ) symbolize the six strings of a guitar. Here are some pictures, as well as the blurb from the pattern page.
And this is the text from the pattern page: The sound of guitars more or less defined my teens. From falling in love with the music of Nirvana and Oasis in the early 90s to boogieing to the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, there was always a guitar playing something, somewhere; a little folk-gone-electric riff here, a searing guitar solo there. I devoured Kerouac’s On The Road to try and grasp some of what inspired the music and attempted to learn to play myself. However, while I can strum a few chords, I’m better at knitting. So I decided to translate my love of guitar music into a shawl design. Unplugged is a classic crescent shape worked from the bottom up with guitar-shaped cabling on the lower half and stockinette stitch on the upper. Worked in a fingering weight, the shawl is a chord of three different colors. Where the colors change, they overlap in one-row stripes for several rows, which creates six lines, symbolizing the six strings of a guitar.