I told myself that after the first of the year I’d focus on socks for a bit, but the skein of HazelKnits Divine in Cinnabar was calling to me. The result was my Cinnamon Stone Shawl. Cinnamon stones are a type of garnet, which happens to be my birthstone and seeing as how this shawl was a birthday present to myself, it all just seemed appropriate.
This shawl is the first in another shawl collection named after precious stones. As of now, two patterns have been released, and the third one is nearly done being tested. The fourth one will be out some time in March. Like with the other collections, you can purchase it at any time and you will get updates as the new patterns are released. The patterns are also available for individual purchase. All will be designed to use one skein of sock yarn and all are knit in one piece. All patterns will include both charted and written instructions.
The second shawl in the collection was designed as a gift for a good friend whose favorite color happens to be this shade of fuschia and whose birthstone is a topaz. The result is my Pink Topaz shawl shown here. The body is knit in typical top-down shawl construction with the border knit sideways along the side, connecting as you go (no seaming!)