Our recently-finished Multnomah shawl was very popular at our booth at both the Fiber Event at Greencastle and the Indiana Fiber and Music Festival; its bright color drew people in to touch it.
It’s a great pattern for a beginner, using one skein of fingering-weight yarn and only knit, purl, knit two together, and yarn over but producing a beautiful result. It’s also free from Hello Knitty (the designer’s website) or Ravelry.
This one was knit from Mallibou, our Merino-bamboo blend, in the Creamsicle colorway. It only took 85% of the skein, meaning there was at least one more lace repeat worth left.
Here’s the same colorway in a pair of socks (approximately a women’s US size 7 1/2); due to the size of the socks the colors produced thin stripes about two and a half rows wide. The Sweet Tomato heel makes an interesting cat’s eye shape as you do the short rows.
Last but not least is a pair of small square swatches knit up for a machine-washing/-drying experiment, the results of which are a post for another day. Just due to their size, the colors aligned apparently randomly.
So in these situations, three-color colorways don’t pool, but as always, your mileage (and yardage) may vary.