The Vanilla Orchid was a knit-a-long in the Agnes Kutas Knitwear Group. I honestly hadn't heard of the designer before, but I followed a link and was really impressed by her designs. Unlike some of my other recent KALs, this was not a mystery pattern- The entire pattern and pictures of finished objects were available to see throughout the entire KAL.
I wanted a fairly neutral-colored shawl that would go with a lot of my wardrobe, so I decided to use a medium brown for the body and a cream color for the edging. I chose Knitpicks Palette because it’s relatively cheap and comes in a ton of colors. I also really appreciate the fact that Knitpicks writes detailed descriptions of each color, which makes online ordering so much easier. The yarn that I ordered was exactly as I had envisioned it.
This was a really enjoyable knit. I learned how to make small cables without a cable needle. I love the leaves throughout the shawl and especially in the border. I’m also very impressed by the stitch definition of the yarn.
I love this shawl. I don’t know that I’d knit this particular shawl again (I’ve already done it once!), but I’d definitely knit more of this designer’s patterns.
Pattern: Vanilla Orchid
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette
Colorways: Bark, Oyster Heather
Needles: US6, US8
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