I’m so excited to announce an exciting collaboration with Brim Collections! Brim Collections is the brainchild of Alyssa Latuchie and Amor Esperanza Valdez, two knitter-friends. I have followed Alyssa on Instagram for a long time and adore everything she knits! So when she and Amor launched Brim Collections, I just knew I would love it… and I was right! Their first pattern collection coincided with the launch of their beautiful yarn, called Breakfast (which totally gives me waffles/Parks & Rec/Galentine’s Day vibes)!
I am completely honored to be part of their second collection with my shawl, Holston. The Holston River flows from my home of East Tennessee to Knoxville, where its confluence with the French Broad River marks the beginning of the Tennessee River. I grew up visiting the river’s dams and reservoirs, among them Boone Lake and Fort Patrick Henry Lake, where the sample photos were taken.
Holston evokes strength, peace, and comfort. The shawl comprises alternating sections of squishy garter, stockinette, and a textured diagonal stitch pattern. Contrasting crochet detail and luscious fringe add a casual and carefree vibe to the shawl – just like a day on the river!
I’m so thrilled and grateful that Brim and I teamed up to design this piece!
Oh, let’s talk about that yarn! Using Brim Collections’ Breakfast Sport weight, I chose the Earl Grey colorway, which turned out to be the perfect dove grey that I envisioned. It was also important to me to not waste yarn, so this shawl uses nearly exactly two skeins. The fringe and crochet detail were added using the Creme Fraiche colorway. I just love the pop of contrast and drama it adds to the shawl! The 100% Merino wool is bouncy and has great stitch definition. It was truly a dream to work with and I’d love to try more from the line!
Thank you to Alyssa and Amor, who were an absolute pleasure through this process! And a big thanks to my friend Katy Sergent for taking these photos for me last fall!
I hope you all love Holston as much as I do! It is the piece I’m most proud of. Keep an eye out for the rest of Brim Collection’s new patterns, which will be releasing over the next couple of months!
To purchase the pattern, check it out on Ravelry here.
You can find kits in some incredible color combos here! That Sun Baked colorway is calling my name!
Also look out for a pattern giveaway coming soon over on my Instagram page!