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woman is holding up a hot pink knit shawl with openwork stitches and fringe

shop sample: lightweight hipster

lightweight hot pink knit shawl wrapped around a woman

When I saw the July Hue-of-the-Moment from Madelinetosh, it was love at first sight. 

First: I have a deep appreciation for the Barbie brand (I have gone in to this extensively in my Tuesday chats - but suffice to say when my girls were small they would watch animated Barbie movies, and the plot always centered around the girl saving the day, saving the guy, working together, etc. I liked that.)

Second: Deep down I L.O.V.E. pink. I don't always wear it, or knit with it, or paint my walls with it, but I really do love to look at it. And this hot-pink Ken-ergy color was callin' my name. 

Of course my next step was to find the most perfect one-skein project to show off these bright Barbie colors. Almost immediately I landed on the Lightweight Hipster knit shawl by Joji Locatelli. This shawl works for all yarns (solid, variegated, etc) but WOW. The criss-cross stitch pattern really makes this Ken-ergy shine.

three skeins of lightweight merino wool yarn dyed in hot pink


Finished Size:  68" from side to side and 17¼" from top to bottom at deepest point
Pattern: Lightweight Hipster by Joji Locatelli 
Yarn: one skein (420 yards) of Madelinetosh Merino Light in HOTM Ken-ergy
Gauge: 14 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches in garter stitch
Needles: 24-32" circular US 7 (4.5mm)


Need more Barbie color in your life?

Check out our curated palettes of Barbie colors, available in either Tosh Merino Light or Tosh Impression (mohair/silk). Get all four skeins for a small discount off a-la-carte prices!

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