Inspiration Focus on: Sothia

We have had so many wonderful photos shared in our photo galleries throughout the past two summers of Camp Loopy, that I thought I’d highlight some of the patterns that have been a popular choice. I love seeing the same pattern done up in different colors and different yarn. Today, I want to highlight the Sothia Shawl. This is one that came up several times in last summer’s camp photos, and I thought it was so beautiful that I knit it up myself last fall. I did mine in String Theory Caper Cobalt and Hand Maiden Casbah in Smoke. What I love about this pattern – the shape (it makes it easy to keep it around your shoulders) and the cool ruffle. Yardage – this striped version takes about 750 yards of the main yarn (the blue, in my shawl), and 250 yards of the other color (the gray, in my shawl). Here are some of your shawls, that inspired me!

Eevi’s version out of Madelinetosh Merino Light Nutmeg and Cascade Heritage Sock (with a smaller ruffle):

Amanda’s version out of Madelinetosh Merino Light in Fawn and Rose:

Karen’s version out of Spud and Chloe Fine in Popcorn and Lipstick:

Judy’s version out of The Loopy Ewe Solid Series in Dove and Iron:

Margaret’s version out of The Loopy Ewe Solid Series in Kiwi and Eggplant:

Amy’s version out of Cascade Sock in Steel, Anis and Como Blue:

Sue’s version out of Three Irish Girls Cashmerino Fingering in Saoirse and Zephyr:

Julie’s version out of Dream in Color Everlasting Sock in Passion and Plenty:

Brian’s version out of Dream in Color Smooshy in Dusky Aurora (nice to see a one-color version!):

Leslie’s version out of Madelinetosh Sock in Molly Ringwald and Wash:

Raven’s version out of Madelinetosh Merino Light in Malachite and Moorland:

Sharon’s version out of Shalimar Zoe Sock in Buttermilk and Thistle:

Marilee’s version out of Dragonfly Djinni in Titania and Madelinetosh Sock in Celadon:

This is a large-sized shawl that is wonderful to wrap up in. Have you tried it yet?

Sheri ruffletookforever,buttotallyworthit!


  1. It’s been in my queue for a long time, but I haven’t knit it yet. These are all beautiful and inspiring.

  2. Where are all these people with such gorgeous color sense when I’m sitting dazed and confused in front of the TLE screen trying to match just 2 colors? Can you guess why this pattern is still waiting for my attention? ;^)

  3. I check this out every time I’m in there (which is a lot!) and need to add it to the queue. Have not done a two color, but have glazed pecan and sequoia ready for a Faberge that Cricket’s inspired πŸ™‚

  4. I really like this. Putting this in my queue right now. Will need to dream about the color combination. So many options. Thank you.

  5. WOW! I am so amazed at the beauty of every single creation that comes through this website and store/ gallery/ everywhere!. There are sooooo many talented knitters here in Loopyville. I am proud to be a citizen! I have much more to learn though before I am near trying a pattern like Sothia. Way to go everyone!

  6. Wow, all those shawls are pretty!

    I just finished socks from the skein of Striping Series you gave us at the last SpringFling. I love my socks, and rec’d many compliments as I KIP on them. I’ve been wondering if there is a gallery of FOs using it.

    Thanks for all the inspiration and enabling you provide!

  7. I love mine! I couldn’t decide on two colors so mine is solid, but I just love it, one of my favorite things I have knitted. And yes, the ruffle did take forever!

  8. yes I have Sothia in my que since you put yours up on the blog last time – it’s lovely and so are all the FO’s you showed in this post. I never think of mixing two brands – I ‘d have enough trouble choosing from one manufacturer – I think I would just melt down choosing two compatible colors from the whole LE website. anyway – I do want to do it and I will one day. thanks for the inspiration.

  9. It’s been in my queue since last year’s first Camp Loopy project!! I even have Studio June CashSock in stash earmarked for it now . So one of these days… once i stop getting myself sidetracked by buying MORE yarn… πŸ˜‰

  10. I. love. this. shawl.!!!!! I must make it. Robin is a local girl so I have met her several times and quite a few of my friends have taken classes with her. She is fabulous and a great teacher. I have Loopy Sock Yarn that I bought for a project that I never got to….guess what I’m going to use it for now!!??!

  11. OOHHH this one looks a little more manageable to me than the Faberge – which I have in my queue – so I may just have to add this one and really get to work on trying it out… Thanks for all the lovely photos & inspiration. Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

  12. This is just about my favorite pattern. Loved every minute of making it and want to do another. It is so pretty! Yours is just gorgeous, Sheri!

  13. I can’t tell what a lovely surprise it was to see my Sothia shawl pattern featured here on your blog! The gorgeous examples knit by Loopy Groupies are stunning, creative and inspiring. Thank you SO much for the kind words about the design and for sharing all the amazing projects!! :D)

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