“Horizonte” (German: “Horizons”) is the name of this shawl that I designed for the second instalment of Strickmich! Club 2018. Just as looking at the horizon will calm your nerves and put things into perspective, this combination of yarn, color and simple to knit pattern will feel soothing and relaxing. I feel that this is just what you need when life is loud and complicated.

Horizonte is knit entirely in garter stitch, so it’s a very relaxing knit, but the construction with its different parts will keep you interested. The yarn “Blacker Swan 4-ply” is spun out of ultrasoft Merino fiber from the Falkland Islands combined with a small amount of colored Shetland wool, resulting in a beautiful heathered effect. In Strickmich! Shop we do have a limited number of kits with the yarn Sue Blacker had dyed exclusively for Strickmich! Club. And if you would rather choose your own colors, we do carry “Blacker Swan” in a range of beautiful alternatives. You will need 100 g (2 balls) of the main color plus 50 g (1 ball) of the contrast color (more if you wish to make your shawl larger). The pattern is available on Ravelry and in Strickmich! Shop (printed and as a download).