This is a pattern I fell in love with even before it was released.
Melanie Berg posted teaser photos of On the Spice Market on Instagram when she was working on the design and I knew I had to knit this shawl as soon at it was out!
Sadly, I didn’t have the right yarn in my stash when she was looking for test knitters but that meant I had time to plan my colors carefully. The original is done in lovely muted colors and I knew I wanted something similar. Luckily Drops Alpaca comes in a bazillion colors which meant I was able to pick the perfect color palette.
On Ravelry: Spice Market Shawl
Pattern: On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg, 5.20 € download on Ravelry
Needles: 3.75 mm
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca, total 823 m/900 yd
MC #100 Off White
CC1 #3650 Maroon
CC2 #2925 Rust
CC3 #2923 Goldenrod
CC4 #7233 M Olive Mix (discontinued)
CC5 #7238 Dark Olive
CC6 #7815 Green Turquoise
The shawl is knitted sideways starting from the upper left corner. It starts with a section of garter-stitch color blocks shaped with short rows. Then the middle portion: small textural flower stripes in reverse color order. Finally, a section of color blocks divided by slipped-stitch rows in the main color.
A big and warm shawl for the winter – I love it!