Almost all knitters know the dilemma: at a yarn store, fair or wherever you fall in love with that one special skein of yarn, purchase it - and then contemplate forever what to turn it into. It is so special, that is has to be 'saved' for the perfect project...
A while ago Knit Picks asked for design submission for one skein projects to make best use of that one special skein in every knitter's stash and now the collection, fittingly named Little Luxuries Collection, is available. It is a wonderful collection of 23 beautiful accessories such as shawls and shawlettes, cowls, hats, mitts and mittens and even a clutch, and all of the patterns require no more than 100 g of yarn.
The collection is availabe as a printed book, as eBook for instant download, but all of the patterns are also availabe for individual download.
I am happy that one of my designs made it into this awesome collection: Meandering Lace Shawlette.
The shawlette is knit sideways from point ot point, making best use of the yardage availabe. The body is worked in garter stitch with a lace motif along the border which seems to wander and reminds of cables or braiding.
The shawlette was knitted in Knit Picks Diadem Solid Fingering, an oh-so-soft blend from 50% Alpaca and 50% Mulberry Silk. While the baby alpaca serves its wonderful softnoss, the silk adds a dazzling sheen and one skein with a yardage of 301 m (329 yds) is sufficient for a generous sized shawlette (approximately 150 cm [60"] across top edge). Diadem is availabl in an array of striking saturated jewel-toned colours; the sample shows #26530, Gold.
And yes, my design is not only included but made the cover - happy camper today!