The Painting Bricks shawl was the perfect project I needed. Lots of garter stitch and slipped stitches. Quick color changes with a rainbow of stripes. Looking at this double rainbow brings me immense joy.
I call it a double rainbow because the main color is a rainbow variegated yarn, Burst by Onyx Fibers, and then I filled in the stripes of the shawl with 24 colors of the rainbow (check my Ravelry page for all the details and the color order). Added bonus, it’s even pretty on the backside!
I decided I didn’t want to do the chevron border on the shawl that the pattern called for and when I got to the 24th color I just did the I-cord bind-off in the pattern. The shape is reminiscent of my Dotted Rays shawl (another Stephen West pattern) and since I just finished the Fantastitch Shawl with the chevron border I thought I would keep this one simple.
This is another big one and with the dk weight it is so cozy and warm and I’ve already been wrapping up with it on the couch. This was such a great stash dive project and I saw on Stephen’s instagram that he’s working on the sweater version – I’m already excited about making myself and Jellybean a rainbow sweater version in the fall.