*Interpretations Vol. 7 is here! This 7th volume of the truly heartfelt collaboration between Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki includes six themes, six words with two designs inspired by each word, showing a personal take on each of these themes.*
*The year 2020 added a layer of different circumstances to the book. The photographs were taken on the same day, but on opposite corners of the world; Joji's in Argentina by Charly Barros and Veera's in Finland by Jonna Jolkin.*
You can read all about our work together here: [www.interpretationsbyjojiandveera.com]
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This triangular wrap was inspired by a leaf photograph I once found on the internet. I immediately knew I wanted to translate that into a shawl pattern, but I didn’t know how exactly to achieve it.
My designs often happen like that: in my mind there’s an image of what my design must look like, but finding the right technique or strategy to get there is a challenge. Also, I always compare my
design work with life.
When I was younger, these challenges were exciting. I had nothing to lose if I didn’t get there, I had all to gain. I had my full creative life ahead of me and very few responsibilities. As I grow older, these challenges get harder to face, and I tend to avoid them…
Getting to the point, for the longest time I’ve avoided using brioche stitch in my patterns, or in my knitting, in general. For some reason I didn’t understand it naturally (like I do with most other knitting techniques), so I avoided it. I could get away with telling myself I didn’t really need it in my toolkit.
That changed when this leaf leaf occupied my mind. I could not escape from it. This design had to have brioche, I just knew it. I would have to face it and I was scared. Of what, you ask? Of failing.
But wasn’t I failing already by not trying? That’s what I tell myself now that I’ve finally been able to use brioche for this pattern. I wish I could tell my younger self that failing was absolutely OK.
Finished measurements: 72” 180 cm wingspan. Depth at deepest point: 40” 100 cm.
5 skeins of KidMohair Lace by Walk Collection (70% Mohair / 30% Silk; 460 yds 420 m / 50 g). 1 skein in colors 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; or approx. 184 yds 169 m of lace-weight mohair yarn in
Color 1 (sample shown in colorway Goldenrod); 276 yds 252 m in Color 2 (sample shown in colorway Squirrel); 368 yds 336 m in Color 3 (sample shown in colorway Apricot); 460 yds 420 m in Color 4 (sample shown in colorway Arctic Fox); 368 yds 336 m in Color 5 (sample shown in colorway Goiaba).
Notes: The mohair yarns are knit double stranded throughout the pattern. They can be substituted by a single strand of fingering weight yarn. You will need every single yard of Mohair color 4.
1 skein of Cozy Merino by Walk Collection (100% Merino; 400yds 360 m / 100g), or approx. 231 yds 211 m of fingering weight yarn (sample shown in colorway Volcanic Sand). You will need two balls made up from this yarn (or you can knit from the inside and the outside of the ball when needed.
Needles: US 6 4 mm circular needles, 32” long.
Other: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
17 sts and 34 rows = 4” 10 cm in Garter stitch on US 6 4 mm needles, using 2 strands of mohair held together, before blocking.
Prices are in US Dollars. This pattern is available only in English as a digital download. You will automatically receive a pdf file.
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I apologize for this. Warmly, Joji