Whether at work or play, I like a little something to wrap around my shoulders to ward off a bit of a chill. But I'm very picky: I like a rounded shape, with motion in the stitch, lacy but not too complex, and the same on both sides. For this shawlette, l I took an interesting ripple stitch pattern that is lacy but not technically lace, adapted it to have an odd number of rows (to make the final wrap reversible), and paired it with some wonderfully striping sock yarn. Shaping is done by adding decrease rows to the pattern nearly invisibly. The end result is everything I had hoped for!
Who doesn't love the vivid colors and long stripes of Noro? Silk Garden Sock is a luxurious blend of wool, silk, mohair, and nylon that has a very unique feel and "tooth." The single ply yarn has a bit of a thick and thin feel to it, with the occasional silk slub for added texture. The 100g skeins pack a surprising amount of yardage, making this shawlette possible with only one skein.
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com