I’ve been really enjoying all the yarny play-by-play that Design Sponge’s Instagram challenge has prompted*, but my favorite thing to appear under the hashtag so far is Cal Patch’s latest crocheted shawl — a geometric wonder in the making. I happened to see a tweet of hers linking to the shot above and asked her whether she was freehanding it or what. Turns out it’s her own brand-new pattern, Borealis, and she’s posted several progress shots since. Like the recent Fave Haiku, it seriously makes me want to brush up my crochet skills.
*My contributions over the weekend showed my progress as far as the elbow of the first sleeve of that ivory pullover, followed by my ripping it back to the neck. I re-knit the yoke on Sunday and am so happy I did — I just really didn’t like the look of the m1 raglans on this one.