Katherine Leek is the designer of the lovely Chartreuse from our newest issue. It's a generously sized shawl to wrap around you on chilly evenings year round. Read all about her aquatic inspiration for this lovely and fun to knit piece! Find out more about Katherine on her website.
Chartreuse is a neck down shawl inspired by the underwater flora and fauna I encountered while scuba diving off the coast of Bonaire, a tiny Caribbean island surrounded by a National Marine Park. This reef is renowned for being the healthiest in the Caribbean and is rich with aquatic life.
The honeycomb and lace motif was inspired by the geometry of christmas tree worms (they’re cooler than they sound!), anemones, and hard & soft corals, and the central cable evokes Staghorn Coral. The long, slightly curved shape of the shawl is based on the shape of a ray’s wings, and the moving increase point of the triangular stockinette section is reminiscent of waves rolling in and lapping against the shore.