Simmer Dim Shawl

Simmer Dim - In Vino Veritas

Simmer Dim - In Vino Veritas

I can’t think of another time when I’ve cast off a project and immediately started another one of the same design. I wanted to make Simmer Dim as soon as designer Gudrun Johnston posted photos of it on her blog in a colourway called True Blood. The pattern came to mind recently because I’m so darn excited about the new season of True Blood starting next weekend! I had the perfect skein of red in my stash — Dream in Color Smooshy in In Vino Veritas. Done! And I love it.

Simmer Dim - Eggplant

And here is the second version that immediately followed the first — this time in Malabrigo Yarn Sock in Eggplant.

This pattern has a really interesting construction, and one that makes it suitable for subway/ bus/ streetcar knitting! It begins with the centre triangle and then you pick up stitches on either side to start the semi-circular lace edging. Addictive, obviously!

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[Photos courtesy of Christopher]


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6 Responses to “Simmer Dim Shawl”

  1. Jane Flanagan Says:

    Beautiful! Of course, I love the grey, though I love you in the red! True Blood indeed!

  2. chantal b Says:

    Good idea that shawl!! It looks very nice! Bravo!

  3. 1funkyknitwit Says:

    Soooooo pretty BOTH versions !

    I too love this one and is in my faves “to do” amongst all the others on my long list.. lol. Simple shawl with a very pretty border, Gudrun is a very talented designer – I love her work.

    The shawls look lovely on you Laura – great colours !

  4. rachel Says:

    i love it! gorgeous :) i love true blood too :)

  5. luciana Says:

    Both shawls look beautiful. I also like Gudrun’s designs very much. The red one is my favourite, if you ask! ;-)

  6. Newedist Handknits » Blog Archive » Damson Says:

    [...] have a never-ending supply of Malabrigo sock yarn in Eggplant.  So far I’ve made Hömin and Simmer Dim shawls with my stash and I think I still have enough left for one more [...]

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