New Patterns Are Up!
A bunch of new patterns have been posted to Straw.com!
The Shetland Lace Scarf is a new favorite and it only requires 2 balls of Kid Merino. It's on my holiday gift list. It's a simple pattern that packs a lot of punch. It's knit lengthwise, which means you have to cast on a ridiculous quantity of stitches, but you only have to knit a couple of rows before you're finished. I recommend using stitch counters as you cast on so you can keep track of your stitches more easily. I usually don't do that b/c I'm lazy, but I'm not going to waste my time counting and recounting 177 stitches. Aside from that lengthy cast-on, it looks like I could knit one of those in a week -and I've never even tried knitting lace before!
We also have a new Merino Stripes vest. I know you're not thinking about it now because it's so darned hot outside, but winter will return, and it will be cold, and this vest is just the thing to warm you up. It takes 4-6 balls of yarn and depending on the colorway you use, it could be suitable for the lady or gentleman in your life.
So what are you knitting right now? I just brought home a bag of the new Creme in periwinkle to make a clapotis for someone this Christmas. You remember the clapotis don't you? It's that beautiful shawl on knitty that's knit on the bias with dropped stitches. The pattern calls for a silk wool blend so I thought that Creme might do the trick. I'm also hoping that if enough people try Creme for a clapotis that we may be able to get printed colors made...
Photos to come soon!
Angela of Crystal Palace Yarns