The definition of geo – combining form, from the Webster dictionary, is “earth: ground: soil”. The definition of gradient is “the rate of regular or graded ascent or descent”. The colors are definitely gradient. Starting with lightest shade and working to the darkest shade. But I can’t figure out why geo is in the name. Maybe if you did earth colors, you get the name. I don’t mean to be harsh, but it is definitely not the kind of West knit that we have become accustomed to.
I truly understand that the original design caused much turmoil in the knitting world, and I would never want to cause others distress regarding what they see in the design. However, I feel that the way my colors worked up, I’m wearing a big bullseye. I liked the second, third, and fourth clues, however I truly wish that the center piece could have been redesigned by Stephen in a more attractive way. Maybe this is on me, and I’m just not creative enough with Freeform knitting to have made my own design. I’m truly amazed at some of the creativity on Ravelry, in regard to this shawl. So, if I’m being too harsh on Stephen, I apologize.
This is a project that will go down in the books. And I may only wear it while I’m at home reading a book.
On my needles:
I’ve decided to feature a cowl, most weeks through the holiday season, for you to make as gifts. Some may be repeats, but I feel they are worth another mention.
This week’s cowl was designed by our own Carol in 2022. It’s called the Reversible Cowl. It uses 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, and 1 ball of lace weight mohair. We’ve chosen Malabrigo Rios, and Berroco Aerial. Several of us made this last year. But it’s definitely a repeat pattern in my knitting.
CLICK HERE for the pattern. We have lots of yarn choices for this cowl. Stop by and check them out!