Ever since WestKnits Book One came out, I’ve been itching to knit Pogona. The interesting construction with multiple increase points (not just another triangular shawl), the organic way it curved around the neck with just enough ruffle for flow and not so much to be girly, and the wearability of a shawlette for work or play - I knew this shawl was for me. And when I got my Rhinebeck braid of Rambouillet (dyed by Erica at DesigKnit) spun up into a lace weight yarn, I knew I had the right yarn, too.
Erica captured the color of autumn foliage perfectly. I actually toned down the saturation in this photo - it is that gorgeous!
My only problem is that the gauge is much finer than that for which Stephen West designed the shawl, so what should be a super fast knit is more of a slow but enjoyable process. I’m using a smaller needle and have a lot more stitches, but the fabric is fine and dreamy - even better to allow the fabric to drape.
Here is some more brilliant color I’ve enjoyed of late, a Baltimore Oriole (first I’ve seen, ever!). He would go well with the shawl.
And for a bit more color, in case that wasn’t enough, we got our first-of-the-year ruby-throated hummingbird to the feeder.
And that reminds me - I need to go refill that feeder!