Shawl Fever – Viajante by Martina Behm

The shawl knitting fashion continues. Not only are beautiful books and useful videos on DVD or downloadable workshops on traditional shawls launched such as “Orenburg Knitting. Knitting Gossamer Webs”, see knittingdaily but also modern takes with newly developed shapes are appearing. I am intrigued by Martina Bhem’s shawl Viajante, see photo below. She explains in her pattern: “How about making one that, instead of just being a flat piece of fabric, is three-dimensional, knit in the round and doubles as a big loop, hood and very big cowl? Well, here it is: Viajante (Portugese for “traveller”) takes your knitting to another dimension!”. The hunt for yarn – yes, not a great surprise really since it is knitted in the divine Wollmeise Lace – can be seen at Ravelry and at Strikkesida/The Knitting page a Norwegian Facebook group just to mention a few. Currently there are 756 Viajante projects listed which are either in progress or finished. And I know of at last one more on the go which I am excited to see when finished – no, it is not mine even though I would love to knit one too! You can see more photos and buy the pattern here at ravelry. Read about wollmeise-one-of-my-favourite-yarns and then join the Wollmeiseholics Anonymous Group on Ravelry.

Photo: Martina Behm

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4 Responses to Shawl Fever – Viajante by Martina Behm

  1. Tracy A. says:

    How clever! Now, that’s a lot of knitting!

  2. Mary Ann Prehn says:

    For some reason your post ended up in my spam folder so I didn’t see it until today. The Viajante is beautiful! I really didn’t completely understands the construction until viewing the technical drawing on the ravelry link. Wow!!! This is the most versatile shawlesque knitting I’ve seen, thanks Linda for the post. Yes a LOT of knitting, but lace weight is so portable, plus stockinette stitch is such great knit night talk-while-you-knit mindless. I have to say, I am putting this pattern onto my favorites list!

    • It is a beautiful shawl and the schematic so essential to understand the construction of it! I am very pleased to hear that it is on your favorites list! It is a great portable project that does not demand your full attention and we do need those at times!

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