I haven't only been knitting garter stitch squares and triangles - much as I enjoy both of these knitterly geometric pastimes. I've knitted a small grey shawl - or more accurately, a triangular scarf. It's yet another Brooklytweed (Jared Flood) pattern.
I seem to return time and time again to Brooklyn tweed patterns. I think they combine classic styling with modernity in a way that makes them very wearable. This particular pattern is Juneberry Triangle and was originally designed for a worsted weight 'sticky' yarn. I've knitted it with luxuriously soft Madelinetosh sportweight yarn that has some cashmere and silk mixed into the predominantly wool composition. As a result, the shawl's edges and peaks have not blocked as crisply as the Jared Flood originals, but it makes a softer, more easily draped fabric.
Even though this is a triangular scarf, I don't think I would ever describe this as a geometric knit. The lace patterns within the shawl are organic and floral rather than geometric, and the two sides of the shawl are not neat - or even approximate - mirror images of one another. It's really quite eccentric in its design. Unexpectedly, I particularly like the bobbles that seem to form blossom patterns in the body of the shawl and that mark each repeat of the edging.
Thanks to a good friend for the photos, taken today as we made our leisurely way to Newtown for a pleasurable Sunday afternoon of knitting.