YAL 2017

March 01, 2017 1 min read

This year’s YAL brought together Qing Fibre, Garn Stories, and Undercover Otter who all created custom colorways for three unique shawl constructions. Smock It! was a summery and splashy fade with a uniquely smocked border and picot edge. All the Angles brought some striking geometry and yarn over eyelets and it only requires two skeins of yarn, one skein of each color! Stripified is a classic Westknits semi-circle that debuted with three colors of Undercover Otter Squirm. Stephen has since expanded the pattern to include a large multi-color version so you can also knit a stash busting shawl. Stephen returns to the semi-circular shape again and again for its elegant simplicity and he’s refined the perfect semi-circle drape over the years.