I have been thinking about an off balance rectangle (technically a trapezoid, I know) for a long, long time. I seem to wear my shawls in a fairly consistent way. One end as an anchor of sorts on the shoulder and the other flung around as the wrap. Why not admit it in the design? Making one end narrower and the other side flared creates a shape better suited to my style of wearing shawls. Using short rows and stripes to highlight that shaping makes Twinleaf the asymmetrical twin to Roseum.
If Roseum is the staple piece, then Twinleaf is the statement.
How does Twinleaf speak to you?
• Yarn: The Fibre Company Meadow 40% merino, 25% baby llama, 20% silk + 15% linen 545 yds/100 gram skein in black adder (MC), 3 skeins, cornflower (CC), 1 skein.
• Gauge: 20 sts + 40 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in garter st, after blocking.
• Needle: 1 – 40″ US 5 (3.75 mm) circs.
• Finished Dimensions: 28″ at widest point, x 62″ Length.
Photography by Amanda Stevenson Lupke