A beautiful mesh of twisting ‘branches’ across the body of the shawl.
Havoc is an all-over cabled asymmetric triangular shawl, inspired, if that is the right word, by the aftermath of the Storm Arwen. Trees were uprooted or just snapped like matchsticks with trunks and branches lying bent and broken across all of the three roads from our valley to the outside world.
About the Design
It features what I have termed free-form cables, where the cables are not restricted to traditional columns and mirrored panels. In this design the cable panels move diagonally with each pattern repeat rather than stacking, and this results in a beautiful mesh of twisting ‘branches’ across the body of the shawl. These are enclosed within decorative borders, and finally the cables transition seamlessly into a ribbed edge.
880 (1,100, 1,320) yards
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About the Designer: Helen Gipson
Helen has been knitting on and off since she was a teenager, having been taught by her nan.
She left behind a hectic daily commute to London Heathrow for the tranquility of the Scottish Borders with her husband. A local knitting group introduced her to Ravelry. Her ravatar is scrabblepooh, a reference to her other great love, scrabble. She played it at international level and was rated the top female player in the world.
She has always liked designing her own patterns, and in 2014 began to publish them. She has also had designs published by I Like Knitting, Miss Babs, SweetGeorgia Yarns, and for Hearthside Fibers.
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