Time to start July with a splash of colour, this is my latest pattern – Tracks of my Rainbow Tears. This is a great project for using up small amounts of leftover bright coloured yarn, or you could do like I did and use some West Yorkshire Spinners signature 4ply in shade Rum Paradise.
This is an easy knit, the teardrops are shaped with short rows, but they are simple and it knits up really quickly. It’s knit from end to end so is also completely customisable with regards to length, you’ll need a minimum of 300yds of the main colour and 100yds of contrast colour to get a good sized shawl.
You can purchase the pattern via Ravelry here and there is a 20% discount with coupon code ‘tears’ available until the end of the 4th of July.
The discount period may be over now for the GAL, but the knit-a-long doesn’t end until the 31st of December so I’m still picking out loads of great patterns.
I absolutely love shawls and scarfs so choosing just a few favourites is really really difficult but here they are, I’ve had to be extremely strict with myself and not post about a hundred pictures, but these few are the ones that really caught my eye (click on the pictures to go to the pattern page)
When the flowers bloom: twisted stitches and beads, whats not to love! fingering/4ply
Ink ripples: beyond my basic crochet skills, but I love it, laceweight
Little fish, big fish: Double knit cowl, extra warm and super cute, worsted or fingering/4ply
Radiance Shawl: simple yet effective, laceweight
Malva: small and sweet, laceweight
Pendula: a whole lot of holes! sport/5ply
Starlet stole: an interesting combination of cables and lace, sport/5ply
Everyone in my house has been rather ill so am releasing this pattern slightly later than planned, but better late than never eh!
This is my newest scarf, named Heartfalls, it is the big sister to my Heartfelt Shawl. This pattern came about from my challenge to myself to use up some of my Brown Sheep Burly Spun, a super bulky yarn that is really warm and cuddly.
Originally there was just going to be the scarf, shown here in pink, but I was playing around with the pattern and that’s how the blue wide wrap came about.
I used two skeins for each item but you could make a scarf with as little as 200 yards or a wrap with about 260.
I also thought that if you made the wrap shorter, with about 160yds it would make a lovely pram blanket.
You can buy the pattern here and up to the 16th of November there is an automatic 15% discount on the price.