Color Twister Shawl
I knitted this shawl during my summer holiday and it was an easy-going activity to make the body of it. However, the border demands attention and patience – it has almost the same amount of yarn as the body of the shawl and it does seem to build quite slowly. Despite this, I enjoyed knitting it because the pattern is easy to memorize hence you can knit it anywhere, even without the pattern being in front of you.
Semi-circle shaped shawl, the border is knitted at the end, sideways. Thanks to its shape the shawl drapes beautifully over the shoulders and is nice and warm even when knitted with thin yarns, like the sample I made. The choice of colours can change the style of the shawl: if you use the same colour for the body and the border you will get an elegant piece, or you can make it quite wild by combining strongly-coloured or variegated yarns. You could even make the body stripy, getting a completely different effect.