Some time ago I had the pleasure to test knit new pattern from talented Dani of Lioness Arts. I fell in love with her Hoopla! shawl the first moment I saw it so when she asked me if I could test knit it for her, I didn't think twice. I knew it would be a perfect thing for G. for this autumn season and I wasn't wrong- she loves her Hoopla!; she wraps herself in it and dances around her room. I think this colourful shawl matches her joyous personality.
I think this pattern is great. It is well written; the instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are photos showing how to pick up stitches for the ruffles which many knitters will find very helpful. It was a joyful and pleasurable knit and one of those patterns that you really want to knit again (I'm already planning another Hoopla!, this time for me). This pattern is a great fun to knit; the colour combinations are endless and despite of those long rows of plain stockinette, it knits up pretty fast.
Pattern: Hopla! by Dani Sunshine
Yarn: Granstudio DROPS Baby Merino
Needles: 3.25mm/ US3 and 3.75mm/ US5