My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Corrugated Shawl

This past week, I started a project from Mason-Dixon Knitting’s newest field guide (#5) Sequences: the Corrugated Shawl, designed by Cecelia Campochiaro.

The piece is obviously not blocked. I am using the yarn called for in the pattern: Crave Caravan, which is a glorious mix of merino wool, cashmere, camel, and mulberry silk. It’s sportweight, with 354 yards per 100 gram skein. I’m using the Tilly colorway, a lovely chocolate brown, purchased from the Mason-Dixon Shop. I had a hard time choosing a color — the natural is beautiful, but I really wanted something darker but still neutral. I was a bit concerned that the stitch texture would not show up well on a darker yarn, but happily that is not a problem. The texture shows beautifully.

The photo above is washed out and does not show the true color. This is closer to reality:

This pattern is addictive. It’s a sampler of 16 different texture patterns separated by stockinette and reverse stockinette spacers. I have just used up my first skein of yarn (it takes 4 skeins) and I am slightly more than 25% done, so it’s nice to know I’m right on track with my yarn usage.

The stitch patterns are simple, so it’s an easy knit. But it’s also a fun knit. The yarn is gorgeous and the texture of the stitch patterns show off the yarn to its best advantage. This will be a lovely warm wrap when completed.

Here is the Little Prince, ready to allow his subjects to approach and offer chin scritches.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to get back to my knitting and binge-watch something on television.


  1. Thanks for this! I have been tempted by this pattern and this yarn. (MDK is a dangerous place to visit!) So I am happy to see a work in progress and hear that it sounds both easy and entertaining to knit. Thanks for the review, and thanks for showing your project; it looks great.

  2. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Your new shawl looks lovely, but the photo of Loki is gorgeous!

  3. The pattern is addictive. I started it (with some stash Belle DK and some minor row-count changes) a few days ago. Really liking the corrugated look.

  4. Beautiful pattern and that picture of the “Little Prince” is just
    The best

  5. Love that yarn color and it does look like a fun pattern to knit but… is it really going to block out into a straight edged piece of knitting? I know blocking can perform miracles but… I’m going to be very impressed if it works. 🙂
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