I can hardly express in words how much I enjoyed this collaboration with Becky of Soprano Knits. The shape of this shawl is so different and interesting and apparently resembling a gallbladder (hence the hilarious name). Despite using 4 skeins of fingering weight yarn, this behemoth flies off your needles and is one of the easiest shawls to wear that I've ever made. Don't let the unique shape fool you - it actually very easy to style...almost like it just wants to fall perfectly in place around your shoulders. And of course it was a joy to become friends with Becky over the course of this collaboration. She has an incredible portfolio of patterns out now that you should also check out while you're at it.
This design is written as a formula so that you can ensure you don't run out of yarn. Becky uses percentages for each portion of the design so that you can weigh your yarn as you go and know exactly when it's time to start on the next section and ensure you have enough yarn to finish the whole shawl.
Find the pattern on Ravelry here or reach out to Becky for additional ways to purchase. Becky offers tiered "pay what you can" pricing options.
Gallbladder Shawl -
Size: One Size (31" / 80cm wide, 71" / 180 cm long)
Meterage: 800 m of MC and 800 m of CC
Needles Required: US 2.5 (3.0mm)
Colorways Used: Hazelnut Gelato (main color) and Cream (contrast color)
I was part of the test knitting group for this design and I decided to make mine in Sydney Harbour (main color) and My Sister's Soul (contrast color). It was really difficult to choose colors and Becky wasn't 100% convinced about my color choice at first, but once I got the whole thing finished, it's safe to say that we both absolutely love the final result. I would recommend using two solid colors with medium to high contrast for the best result with this design.