Summer 08 Interweave + Swallowtail

Posted on | April 28, 2008 | 15 Comments

Summer Interweave

I haven’t had a secret reveal in awhile, but this is a special one. Have you all seen the Summer 08 preview of Interweave Knits (or the gallery)? I am so excited to announce that one of my designs made it in: the Wallis Cardigan! It was almost surreal the day that Eunny called me last November to tell me I made it and I couldn’t wait to see the final pictures and share the awesome news. Now I can’t wait to get my hands on the new issue, it looks like a really good one.

Swallowtail Shawl

This project was so quick, I don’t even think I had a chance to mention it on my blog at all! Started knitting last Sunday and finished knitting my Swallowtail Shawl this Saturday. It took a quick dip tonight and is blocking as I write.

swallowtail blocking

swallowtail detail

Details [Ravelry]:
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark published in Interweave Knits Fall 06
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk in Straw from One Planet Yarn and Fiber
Needles: Size 3 bamboo and Size 4 addi lace circulars

I really, really liked this project. I never thought I would knit a shawl for myself, let alone a triangle shawl. The yarn just spoke to me and it said wanted to be a Swallowtail Shawl, how could I argue? The Sea Silk was a dream to work with and the subtle color variations are lovely. The pattern was very easy to follow, although the purl 5 together bits gave me a bit of a problem until I ran out and bought some lace Addi’s. Those needles were a blessing! Now I’m just hoping it doesn’t take forever to dry with all of this wet weather we are having.

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  • carrie

    congrats congrats on the pattern! i’m so proud and excited for you. (and it’s adorable).
    i love the swallowtail shawl, especially in that color.

  • limonene

    Congratulations on the pattern! What a cute sweater!

  • Cher

    The Wallis is beautiful. It’s the reason I want the summer issue!

  • gleek

    first off, congratulations on wallis! it’s a gorgeous design and will look good on so many different types of people :) and the swallowtail? gorgeous! wow, that handmaiden seasilk is so amazingly beautiful!

  • Veronique

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to make it :)

  • Lolly

    your shawl is so elegant, melissa! beautiful work!

    and your new cardigan in IK was an instant standout! I was thrilled to see it. yours and connie’s are my faves!

  • Jen

    Love the Wallis cardi, it made it into my queue right away.

  • maritza

    Congrats! Wallis is lovely! It’s the most beautiful pattern in the issue.

    And wow, your swallowtail shawl is gorgeous!

  • Deborah

    Congratulations on the pattern! I am a subscriber and now am truly excited about its arrival! The shawl came out really nice..I love the color.

  • Gudrun Johnston

    Congratulations right back at you! That is a beautiful and elegant cardigan!

  • goodkarma

    Melissa, I’m really excited that your pattern is in IK! Woo hoo! Can’t wait to get my magazine in the mail…

  • schrodinger

    How exciting! I’m thrilled for you, it’s a great design!

    The shawl is stunning, beautiful colour, beautiful yarn, perfect pattern choice.

  • Moni

    Yay! Congratulations! It’s a fabulous design.

    Your shawl turned out beautifully! I love quick projects :)

  • soknitpicky

    Hi. I found your blog via Ravelry. Just wanted to tell you how much I liked the preview pics. I’m waiting for my issue to arrive, but I’ve already been stalking yarn for Wallis. Can’t wait to make it, and I know it will be a very popular pattern

  • Rebecca Beagle

    Congrats on the pattern in Interweave! On the whole I was really underwhelmed by the patterns this month, but yours really jumped out at me. It’s just lovely and the pleats at the shoulder are really interesting. I don’t think it would work with my body, but if I had a different build, it would go right in my queue.