Like many of our amazing bloggers and designers here at Bernat, I absolutely fell head over heels in love with the new Bernat Mosaic yarn that came out this last month. Since I have been working so hard on the sensory blanket, I gave myself permission to get a head start on my next project, the Feather and Fan Shawl. Of course, as all of us who are fiber artists know, that is really just code for “Shiny! Must play with new yarn!” I mean honestly, could you resist?
After taking this with me to work on at my knit group, I got many many comments on how beautiful the yarn was. The colors are bold, well coordinated, self-striping, and go with a lot of the things in my every day wardrobe. The yarn itself feels a lot like spun raw silk and cotton. It is a single rather than a plied yarn which gives it a different, more natural look to it. That was definitely one of the things that drew my eye to the yarn at the start, in addition to the amazing color.
I picked this pattern because it had such a beautiful and dramatic finished look, but I also love the simplicity of the pattern itself. Most of you know that I am first and foremost a crocheter. I do love to knit, but am not a master knitter by any means. While I have done lace before, I believe that this pattern would be a perfect starter piece for anyone who is wanting to try it out for the first time. It gives an impressive finished piece with a relatively easy work up.
This is a very enjoyable knit from the beauty and texture of the yarn, to the the simplicity and look of the pattern. I plan to wear it for evening walks on the beach when we take our trip to the coast this summer!