I have been following Verena Cohrs on Instagram for some time now. Known as TheWoolClub, Verena creates modern and sophisticated designs time and time again. I’m in so much awe of her talent.

Part 3 // Bumblebee shawl by Verena Cohrs


I was at the library with my son when I saw Verena put a call out to test knit this shawl. I really wanted to apply, but had limited internet access at the time. Worried the spots would fill up by the time I did, I sent her a message indicating interest, but wouldn’t be able to log on to Ravelry for a couple of hours.

I was humbled to be chosen amongst a handful of talented makers to test knit this shawl.

She partnered up with Julie of Sweet Sparrow Yarns for this design. Test knitters were given a discount if we used her yarn. Whaaaat! Yes, please!!! It was a no brainer. Her colorways are right up my alley.

I was torn between The Moor + I’m a mouse, duh! Butterbeer + Arya but in the end, I went with Miss Honey + Peach Fizz.


I’m drawn to all things geometric and the minute I saw this shawl, I knew I wanted to make it.


As with most test knitting, this had a timeline of about a month. I didn’t have a problem finishing on time because I was mesmerized with the texture I was creating. And the yarn! Merino + silk running through my hands was pure bliss.


Isn’t it a beauty?

I have plans to make another in the near future. I’m thinking of using a single color for the second time around.

Tomorrow, the series, A year of test knits concludes with another design inspired by an individual. One that I can definitely relate to. In case you missed it, here’s part 1 and part 2.


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