September 14, 2017

New shawl pattern Singular Sensation

With all the gorgeous, non-repeatable colorways popping up among the indie dyers, I couldn’t resist a design that celebrates these unique skeins. Singular Sensation is a simple, top down, cresent-shaped shawl consisting of garter stitch and a simple star stitch. Instructions are given for easily adjusting the pattern according to yardage and yarn weight.

Yarn: 400 yds of fingering weight or 540 yds of worsted weight (however, the shawl can be adjusted for varying weights)

Gauge: 28 sts x 48 rows = 4″ on US 5 in garter stitch using fingering weight
24 sts x 32 rows = 4″ on US 6 in garter stitch using worsted weight

Sizes: 17″ at deepest point by 56″ along neckline in fingering weight
21″ at deepest point by 66″ along neckline in worsted weight

August 30, 2017

Spruce Lane Designs new shawl pattern “Switch” in Magpie Fibers

“Switch” is thus named for a number of reasons: the alternating stitch patterns that “switch” between the body of the shawl and the border; the “switching” between the right side and wrong side of the fabric as the shawl is reversible; and lastly, the ability to “switch” to different yarn weights. Which would you choose? A semi-solid in Solstice or perhaps a highly variegated in sock? The possibilities are endless!

Instructions are included for lengthening or shortening the shawl, depending upon your preference. Knit one up in one of Magpie Fiber’s luscious bases and you’re guaranteed to have a shawl that is perfect for a cool, summer’s evening and snuggly enough for a cold, winter’s day!

July 18, 2017

Friend

I’m very happy to post this new shawl design in Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock. It is a wonderful yarn to work with: beautifully saturated colors, a “crisp” texture, great stitch definition and a lovely drape! “Friend” is an asymmetric triangular shawl consisting of garter stitch stripes coupled with simple lace and slipped stitches. A simple lace edging which is worked as part of the shawl adorns the bottom length. It’s a fast knit and surprisingly simple; fairly repetitive, but with enough variation to keep you from falling asleep. I used a variegated and a semi-solid color, but any two colors will do.