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
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other!
I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.