This week we have the Homeward Bound shawl flying in for Throwback Thursday. This design by Natalie Selles is graphic, contemporary and great for an enthusiastic beginner.

Composing of garter stitch that gently increases to give you a classic asymmetric triangle shawl. A few panels of intarsia break up the stripes and are perfect for playing around with leftovers. The name comes from a quilting pattern and Natalie says of the design:

'The triangles were inspired by the traditional quilt block pattern called Flying Geese, so named as it reflects the shapes of migrating birds. The name for the pattern comes from both the Flying Geese and that I knit it while waiting to return home.'

Knit in four colours of Coop Knits Socks Yeah! this simple garter stitch design is perfect for a beginner looking to learn something new. Garter stitch intarsia is great for adding blocks of colour and while looking complicated is surprisingly easy. It allows you to work with large blocks of colour within a pattern, creating a bolder colourwork effect then fussier fair-isle techniques.

Coop Knits Socks Yeah! is a beautiful and versatile yarn. A 4ply/Fingering 75/25 Merino and Nylon blend, that is not only for socks. Soft and strong it has a variety of uses. Great against the skin so ideal for accessories but also hardwearing enough for socks and garments and can be machine washed at 30°C. Designed by Rachel Coopey in collaboration with Fyberspates there is a gorgeous palette of colours that is continually being added to. Right now we have 25! I would love to see all sorts of versions popping up, but here are some colour ideas to get you started:

Beach - 1 Skein of Benitoit 111, Sphene 104, Danburite 105 and Topaz 113.

Berries - 1 Skein of Danburite 105, Kunzite 106, Sugilite 112 and Ruby 116.

Forest - 1 Skein of Malachite 110, Jadeite 115, Iolite 109 and Peridot 114

Following up from all our Throwback Thursday posts - this one is also filled by a discount code for you to use when getting any of the three kits put together for you in our online shop. Enter the code HOMEWARDTHROWBACK into your cart and receive 10% off the Homeward Bound Kits. The offer lasts until midnight tomorrow, Friday Nov 1st, UK time.