The Baya shawl from Indie Untangled newcomer Mindy Wilkes, definitely intrigued me when Mindy’s post hit my inbox. The design, which appeared on the cover of the Summer 2014 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly and is now available as an individual download, is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the bottom up, with the lace and cable edge knit in lace weight and the garter stitch body using fingering-weight yarn. You can use two shades or make it monochromatic (Mindy used two pinks from Sweet Georgia).
Eldwick is a long textured wrap that looks perfect for cool nights — or scrunched as a scarf under your winter coat. It features a reversible interrupted rib stitch pattern in three panels using lace weight yarn (Mitenae used Wollmeise Lace-Garn). The pattern is 25% off on Ravelry through Jan. 13, Australian Western Standard Time (Jan. 12 for most of us), no coupon code required.
If you’re looking for some lace you can sink your teeth into, Michael Harrigan’s Lace Deco Panel Wrap has a central scroll stitch panel surrounded by English mesh lace panels, with edges of traveling vines of knit lace. It takes about 900 yards of lace weight yarn.
Mothy and the Squid, another Indie Untangled newcomer, has taken the “Put a bird on it” mantra to a much cooler level. Jillian, a Scotland-based dyer, has a series of self-striping yarns with 20-meter repeats inspired by our feathered friends, including the Violet Backed Starling, pictured above. She also has a range of rainbow yarn, self-striping yarn, sock blanks and other unusual creations.
Let your sword, AKA your needles, fly in this new club from Round Table Yarns inspired by how Arthur came to be king. Sign-ups run through Jan. 29 for four shipments, each with a skein of yarn and a part of the King Arthur story used as colorway inspiration, links to suggested patterns and a bonus surprise. One of the shipments will include a self-striping colorway exclusive only to club members.
Unlike Nessie, these Scottish legends have been captured — in yarn form, that is. Glasgow-based dyer This Mama Knits has released a series of five colorways inspired by Scottish myths and legends, including the Loch Ness Monster, Sawney Bean, Kelpie and Burke and Hare. They’re available in a set of five 20g mini skeins and also full 100g skeins in either sock or DK-weight Superwash wool.
Kick off 2016 with some new kicks (and I don’t mean from Zappos). Lisa The Knitting Artist has added some new color combinations for her hand-dyed and drawn stockinette sneakers, which are now available in two colors. They’re $5 off with the coupon code HI2016 through Jan. 31.