Enter Stephen West with his fabulous designs. It seems everyone is knitting a Stephen West shawl and they all look quite happy to be doing so; they look like quick projects that don't require alot of concentration or spending time ripping out mistakes made in a lace knitted shawl. Here are a few examples of what I have seen at various knitting meet ups:
This is the very popular Daybreak and I have seen a number of versions of this:
My friend Sue was working on the Little Colonnade last week:
See how happy she is? An attractive shawl with no tearing out trauma!
Love this one in blue:
Here's the Earth and Sky shawlette done by noliegirl who was showing us a couple of Stephen West projects at Green Planet Yarn in Campbell. She did this in Madelinetosh sock yarn. Take the time to check out her Ravelry projects page; she has done some really beautiful work with alot of interesting shawls.
Here is Stephen West's Spectra that she was working on using Kureyon sock yarn:
I've picked out two Stephen West projects for myself; the Bandwith hat that I'm going to do in Madelinetosh Vintage and Earth and Sky similar to this one. Kind of reminds me of a Frank Lloyd Wright design.
Off to finish what I've got on my needles now!