I’m over-the-moon excited to share some photos of my latest finished project …. My Exploits Valley Hap.
The pattern is written by the super talented Jennifer Beale and it was an absolute delight to knit. It has lots of lace but the charts are intuitive and the main motifs are easily memorized. The colorwork bands can be knit flat or steeked depending upon your preference. Since I’m comfortable with steeking but need practice with purling colorwork, I opted for knitting the colorwork back and forth. I really enjoy having a chance to expand and stretch my current level of knitting skills.
I love the modular type of design. I keeps things fresh and interesting and I always learn something new and fun in each one of Jennifer’s patterns that I knit.
My yarn choice for Exploits was Rowan Fine Lace. If you haven’t had the opportunity to knit with it yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough. It is buttery soft, has beautiful drape, and it has excellent stitch definition for lacework. I’m eager to do some more playing with it!
I’m very happy with the finished shawl and wearing it right now as I type up this post. That’s one “dream knitting” project for the books.
How about you? Are you working on any dream knitting projects? I’d love to hear!
2 thoughts on “Exploits Valley Hap”
Jennifer Beale is a super interesting creator. I recently did a project with purling colourwork and found it a comfortable challenge. It is good to stretch your skills to keep things interesting, however, I have yet to knit a Jennifer Beale pattern lol. I think though, doing test knits at the moment is how I stretch. xx
It is gorgeous and Thankyou for introducing me to this designer! Can’t believe I haven’t found her before! Your colours are just lovely, a beautiful project.