designing (and writing) friends: Larissa Brown

Larissa Brown is a very talented writer and designer. I’m also very lucky as I have test and sample knit for her and I also had the extreme pleasure of being an early reader for her novel, Beautiful Wreck, and you can find my review at immerse yourself in a beautiful book.

Dactyl-Sample-4Not only does Larissa craft words beautifully, her talent with sticks and string is wonderful and I’m excited to finally show off Dactyl, a fingering weight shawl that I sample knit. When you purchase this pattern you actually receive two patterns in one as it includes instructions for the shawl in both fingering and worsted weight. You begin this knit with a very long cast-on, but it gets shorter from there, I promise! This sample is knitted in Indigodrafgonfly‘s beautiful Merino Sock. It was my first experience knitting with this yarn and it will not be my last. It created a beautiful shawl with a wonderful drape.

Dactyl-Sample-1 Dactyl-Sample-2

I also test knitted for Larissa with her Shift Shawl. It’s a fun knit and the pattern stitch is highly addictive. The possibilities for playing with colour are endless.

ShiftShawl-littleacorn

If you’re interested in having me sample or test knit for you, please contact me.

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