Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Release: A New Leaf

I'm happy to release a new shawl pattern today!  This one is called "A New Leaf"

Construction begins with the leafy lace border.  Once you've knitted a long strip of lace, stitches are picked up through yarn-over holes, then the shawl body is worked almost entirely in stockinette stitch.  Once the border is complete and you've moved on to the body of the shawl, it's great "tv, road trip, or social knitting" if you're looking for a fun project that doesn't require too much brain power!

 I wouldn't call the lace border difficult, just takes a little more focus than plain Jane stockinette!

Border instructions are offered in both written and charted form so you can work from your preferred format.

Body instructions (since they're so simple) are only in written form.

 If you knit to pattern gauge, the finished size is a nice, big 70" wingspan and 21.5" at the deepest part of the gentle triangle shape.  If you prefer a different size, or if you would like to use a yarn weight other than fingering (and needles that are appropriate for your yarn weight), instructions are given on how to easily modify this pattern.

Many thanks to Elin76, ekolatch, & DeChertsey, the trio of test knitters who pioneered this project.  I appreciate the time and work that all three of you put into your projects, and the feedback you gave me about your experiences with the pattern!

I am also thankful for my lovely friend who modeled for the pattern pictures.  We took them on a misty evening, and she was a trooper to help me get photos done while there was still light to do it, and not worrying about the possibility of getting an extra shower in the process!
If you are looking for a fun summer knit, you can click here to purchase A New Leaf!

Happy Knitting!

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