June 01, 2021

Have You Knit These?
Color Affection by Veera Värimäki

Have You Knit These? <br>Color Affection by Veera Värimäki

"Color Affection was originally a collaboration with the Plucky Knitter. I had 3 gorgeous Cashmere skeins waiting, had no idea what to do with them and decided to wait and see. Then the idea just came to me. I actually got the idea in a dream! It's the one and only time anything like this has happened to me - and probably not all details turned out as I had seen in the dream, but the basic idea sure is the same!

After having the idea, everything worked out like the dream! I even made two different versions, first one in lace weight yarn and a second in fingering weight. Both times the stitches just flew off the needles.

Although I was very happy with how the shawl turned out, the success on Ravelry was still a huge surprise! I had no idea people all around the world would love this three color shawl as much as I do! I love seeing all the different versions and all the colors - it's truly heartwarming to see how Color Affection is a design people come back to and knit over and over again.

I recently designed another take on the same idea and that shawl is called Color Love. To me it was like visiting an old friend, something so soothing yet something new."


 Photo courtesy of Veera Värimäki.