Lisa’s Painting Bricks Shawl

Here’s another beauty of a shawl knitted by Lisa.  The pattern for this one is ‘Painting Bricks‘, again by Stephen West.  Lisa has been making excellent use of a varied selection of hand-dyed Canadian sock yarns, including Lichen and Lace 80/20, as well as two skeins of Cascade Heritage Sock in black, to outline the ‘bricks’ in the pattern.

We think the effect is absolutely stunning. The neon bright colours especially convey the look of a stained glass window.  Lisa says that she likes the wide wingspan of the shawl, and that it works as a conversation starter with almost any outfit.

Like pretty much all of the Stephen West shawl designs, this one is easy to execute.  It makes good use of basic knitting techniques (garter stitch, stocking stitch) and easy slip-stitch patterning to create the drama.