One / Five – Rodmell

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co., One / Five, TWIST- 100% British BFL fingering

This One/Five is inspired by a new pattern release this week in Twist 100% British BFL fingering… the romantic Rodmell shawl by Anni Howard, which is hitting UK newstands today in Knit Now Issue 45!

©Dan Walmsley for Practical Publishing

©Dan Walmsley for Practical Publishing

This issue’s Bloomsbury collection is inspired by the Edwardian Bloomsbury Group of artists and writers and the designs echo the fashions of the time. You could easily picture this shawl casually tossed over one should of a loose flapper dress with a cute bob, no?

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©Anni Howard

Named after Virginia Woolf’s home, the shawl is knitted from the bottom up with the semi-circular shape formed by gentle decreases throughout the shawl.

©Dan Walmsley for Practical Publishing – from top: Silver Lining, Dusty Mauve and Old Smoke

The shawl takes 100g of  Twist for colours 1 and 2 through the body of the shawl and 50g of colour 3 at the top.

I’ve done some shoddy Photoshopping to get a feel for different colours. I decided to keep the top and bottom of the shawl neutral in Silver Lining and Old Smoke, as Annie designed it, but then switched out the middle hue for different looks.

I started with neutrals and moved around the colour wheel – squirrel cheeksvirginteal-y, light canal, petal. I think my favourite is the Squirrell Cheeks version!

Which would you choose?