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A bit more

Of that lovely golden shawl.

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It’s coming.

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It’s lovely.

And not for the faint of heart. This one is definitely an intermediate lace knit. Not really suitable for a rank beginner. Though, an advanced beginner could muddle through with a little help. This one is coming in a few weeks.

I just love the silk. Love the silk. Really, really love the silk. It is so soft and scrumptious and it feels so good on. I can’t quite get past how much I love this hand knit. I like all of my designs. I love a few of them. I covet a few of my samples, because I don’t often have the opportunity to keep my work. The pieces are always floating around and being admired by others. If I only had a little more knitting time in my day.

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Introducing the Ilwaco Shawlette

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I had so much fun knitting this delightful little shawl.  It is soft and bouncy and wavy and I just can’t quite tell you how much I love it.  I love it so much, I’m running a KAL for it.  We will be running an in-store KAL at BlackSheep at Orenco on Mondays from 4:30-6:30pm in August and September.  I’m also running a KAL on the Kelli Slack Designs forum.  So, feel free to join in on the fun!

The Ilwaco shawlette is named for the tiny town of Ilwaco in Washington. In that tiny town is a tiny yarn shop. From that tiny yarn shop you can watch the waves dance. The thought of the surf bouncing against the docks and breaking against the shore inspired this little shawlette. As you knit you will see the surf form in the center of the shawl and the waves break in the edge as it beats against the shore. If you love the sea (or in my case the thought of the sea), you might just love this shawl.

Both written and charted directions are included in this pattern. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1 Skein Broken Pattern Merino, Yak, Silk Yarn, 400 Yards, 60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Silk, color Summer Night OR Teresa Ruch Laceweight Bamboo, 100% Bamboo, 520 yards

Needle: US 4 (3.5 mm) Signature circulars or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 6 stitches per inch (spi) and 7 rows per inch (rpi) OR 24 stitches & 28 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 58 inches from tip to tip, 16 inches from neck edge to point (short)

To alter the size: Add or subtract repeats of the chart OR adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the length of the scarf as needed.

Ilwaco Shawlette

Ilwaco Shawlette

The Ilwaco shawlette is named for the tiny town of Ilwaco in Washington. In that tiny town is a tiny yarn shop. From that tiny yarn shop you can watch the waves dance. The thought of the surf bouncing against the docks and breaking against the shore inspired this little shawlette. As you knit…

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Shannon Scarf

Another delightful new pattern for you. This scarf is in the same vein as my Yuh-Chi Scarf. And, as the latest knit-a-long for my Twisted Love Mitts is over, I’m announcing a new KAL for this scarf! Just finish by the 4th of July and post photos to Ravelry in the Knitter Bunny forum thread. And use code “shannonkal” in your Ravelry cart to receive this pattern for 1/2 price through May 15, 2015!

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The Shannon Scarf is named for my yarn dyeing friend who painted the lovely merino, yak, and silk skein I chose for this pattern. The long loop allows you to wear it as a cowl, scarf, or wimple. An edging of seed stitch leads its way into easy stockinette, garter, and simple lace bands. The edging ends with delightful points that frame your face.

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This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between.

Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1 Skein Broken Pattern Merino/Yak/Silk, 60% Superwash Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Silk, 400 yards, color Autumn Leaves [or 1 Sock Blank from Briar Rose Fibers, 75% Merino, 25% Nylon, 463 yards]

Needle: US 3 (3.0 mm) [US 4 (3.5 mm)] Hiya Hiya Steel Interchangeable needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 6 [6] stitches per inch (spi) and 8 [8] rows per inch (rpi) OR 24 stitches & 32 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (unblocked)
5.7 stitches per inch (spi) and 7 rows per inch (rpi) OR 22.8 stitches & 28 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (blocked)

Size: 58 inches around by 8 inches wide (blocked)

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the scarf as needed. Alter the width as desired.


New Patterns: Rosedale Cowls

I decided to whip up some quick cowls for my mom after her visit in December and they were so much fun I thought I would add them to my pattern line-up. The first is simple garter stitch and the second is lovely stockinette. I love the way the garter makes the beads shimmer and pop, but I also love the way the stockinette curls to create a very round scarf and the smooth stockinette shows the beads off fully.

This set of cowl patterns is free through Ravelry until 9pm PST January 24, 2015. Enjoy!

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Yarn: Louisa Harding Grace Hand-Beaded, 2 skeins, Purple
Needle: US 8 Hiya Hiya Steel Interchangeables
Pattern: Rosedale Cowls
Modifications: None since I wrote the pattern. 🙂