Georsan modelled the shawl for these photos, Martina Leahy styled the outfits, and Niall Twamley was the photographer. You can access a list of all the UV Knits posts HERE!
Porch Light Shawl
The warm illumination of a porch light shares its beam to cast shadows and play with light in the night. Insects flock to its mesmerizing glow. This fun, sideways asymmetrical triangle shawl grows as you knit it. You can keep going as long as you like – or your skeins allow – making this a flexible pattern. There is a subtle eyelet detail along the edge.
The individual pattern is available from LoveCrafts or you can buy the entire ebook on Ravelry. Scroll down for details on the print edition of the book.
This shawl is started on the narrow end with Martin’s Lab BOUNCY SPORT to balance the weight of the wider end, which is in 4ply/sock/fingering weight. The yarns shift and include My Mama Knits CHOUFUNGA SOCK and Green Elephant BFL SOCK in Rosa.
About Ultraviolet Knits
My latest book, Ultraviolet Knits: Twelve knitting patterns featuring UV-reactive hand-dyed wool (Anchor and Bee, 2020), was released at the end of March. This collection features 12 original accessory knitting patterns designed with black light-reactive hand-dyed wool-based yarns.This collection is inspired by the night’s sky, some from the view from Earth, such as star-gazing from a porch swing, while others pay homage to astronomy. Each of the 12 accessory patterns works well with bold, speckled, and vibrant yarns as well as semi-solid and neutrals, making the designs well suited for using those treasured skeins in your yarn collection. These accessory designs are excellent for travel knitting given their size. For festival-goers or everyday use, these finished objects are ones you’ll want to wear.
Where to Buy the Book
Individual patterns from Ultraviolet Knits will be available on Ravelry in October 2020, but until then you can treat yourself to the entire 12-pattern collection. Each week during June, July, and August, I’ll profile one of the patterns from Ultraviolet Knits in a blog post like this one.
If you wish to purchase the entire book, it is available as a digital download from Ravelry or in print from a range of bookstores and retailers. I’m including a partial list of online retailers selling the book, though you can likely provide your local independent bookshop with the ISBN and they can order it for you.
- ISBN: 978-1-910567-06-7 (paperback)
- Price: $24.50USD / €22.00EUR
- Trim Size: 8.268” x 11.693” (A4)
- Page Count: 50
- Illustrations: 63 color photographs and illustrations
Ravelry.com (digital version is available now)
Amazon.co.uk (UK/Ireland, affiliate link)
Barnes and Noble (35% off preorder with free shipping)
Anchor and Bee Publisher (Worldwide, books ship signed and free gift of Ravelry digital version with each purchase)