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Brangian now available

My shawl pattern, Brangian, has been knitted up by several test-knitters, the pattern tweaked on the basis of their feedback, and it’s now available in the Ravelry store. It’s been a lot of work – but an enjoyable challenge! – getting charts right, creating ‘uncharts’ and checking them, playing with the layout, making sure the instructions are clear.

I incredibly grateful to my wonderful test-knitters, most of them from the Aussie Shawl Knitters Hangout on Ravelry, who have, in a few short weeks, knitted shawls and provided feedback on their experience – along with enthusiasm and encouragement! Thanks, Sue, the other Sue, Rachel, Tara, Kelly, Margaret, Bel and Ellie!

Extra special thanks to Tara, who lent her photography skills to the project and took some great photos, and to her friend Bella, who modelled the shawl.

Brangian Shawl detail

Photo copyright Tara Mitchell

I’ve created a page with more info on Brangian, a link to the Ravelry pattern store (you don’t need to be a member to purchase it) and answers to what might be Frequently Asked Questions. There’ll be a few more bits of info added to support knitting the pattern in the next week or two.

Oh, and I’ve knitted a second Brangian, this time in Handmaiden SeaSilk, and in the medium size. It’s currently blocking, and taking an age to finish drying, as we have wonderful rain today:
Brangian Shawl blocking

I’ll take some better photos when it’s dry, and the sun is shining!

Pattern: Brangian (medium). Yarn: Handmaiden SeaSilk

3 Responses to Brangian now available

  • bellsknits says:

    i absolutely love it! Well done! I plan to knit it!

  • Andjela says:

    Can’t wait to see this!!I’m not really doing the Olympics, but I’ve just feggord something old to turn it into something new. Which I also hope to be sporting at SPA. No promises, since I have kids all this week though

  • Vitoria says:

    Oh that Calmer is killing me! I’ve never seen it in a dark color like that wowza. Well, I cast on for Pammie’s Feb. Lady Sweater in some gadren variety Cascade 220, and I also have a fantasy about making another Back-to-School U-Neck vest. Har.