Sockless

Sockless

If you're anything like me, mini skeins paired with variegated sock yarn offer an irresistible allure but when I get home, I'm faced with the reality that I have a terrible case of single sock syndrome and will never actually make a pair of socks. 

The first in this self titled collection, Sockless is an adorable shawlette designed for those who find themselves in a similar situation. The long garter rows compliment heavily variegated yarn while utilizing a full mini skein for charming pops of color. 


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Italic Shawl

Italic Shawl

Designed to be a part of your daily wardrobe, Italic imparts casual elegance to everything you pair it with. Jeans and a T-shirt for a matinee showing of La La Land or heels and an LBD for a downtown whiskey tasting, Italic imbues every outfit with effortless grace.

For airiness and drape, the main body uses a light fingering, while the contrast ribbing is only 110 grams of standard fingering weight, making it a fantastic stash busting feature.

Measurements

Wingtip to Wingtip: 74” / 188 cm
Depth (not including tassel length): 16“ / 40.5 cm

Yardage breakdown

Main Color (light fingering): 530 yards
Contrast Color (fingering): 110 yards
Yardage for tassels (fingering): 60 yards

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit for your flawless knitting pleasure. xoxo



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Sirius Rising

Sirius Rising

Summer is here! The heat may be building and sunny days multiplying, but we still crave our hand knits. Over air conditioned spaces, cool breezes off the water, and late night concerts in the park are the perfect reason for that extra bit of coverage that Sirius Rising is perfect for. Wherever your summer takes you, look stunning doing it!



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Party Favor Shawl

Party Favor Shawl

Some of my most treasured party favors from past celebrations have been items that remind me of the person celebrated. This free shawl is the favor for you from my birthday this year. It encapsulates my love of bold gradients, fun finishing touches, and a delicate wearable size all in one charming piece. It features a lace reminiscent of confetti and an edging designed to mimic the crepe paper streamers of childhood. 

I hope you wear it and think of me.


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April Showers

April Showers

April Showers is an open-front cardigan full of swing and bounce. Inspired by Spring, the lower half mimics the underside of the season's ubiquitous umbrella. The built in i-cord edge complements the rolled edge on the front and sleeves, contrasting with the raw edge of the almost scalloped hem.

As this design was starting to percolate in the back of my mind, I found a local artist online by the name of Jessica McGhee. Her vulnerability and genuine honesty as she shared her journey spoke to me on a deeply personal level. The words and images she shared encouraged me to continue to pursue my dreams as she sought out her own. When I discovered her new mural had a Spring-like quality to it, I knew exactly where April Shower's pictures had to be taken. As we were wrapping up the photo shoot, Jessica herself showed up to put the finishing touches on the other end of the mural! It was lovely to have that moment of connection and to share a bit of my own experiences with her.

This pattern is 100% FREE and published in Knitty Spring + Summer 2018!




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Fog Along 2018 FO Inspiration

Fog: A Shawl Recipe has over 30 FO pages on Raverly. I loved looking through the various on the Fog theme as I searched for inspiration for my own Fog shawl for the KAL. I loved every single FO and have pulled some of those to showcase the versatility of the Fog Shawl! Be sure to follow on social media for what specifically struck me on each of the shawls.

I'd love to have you join us for the Fog Along and make your own Fog Shawl! Why don't you check the Knit Along thread over on Ravelry and say hi?

Odetta

Odetta

Odetta is a sassy, feisty lady. After growing up in the country, she lives a life in the city amongst loud crowds and tall buildings. She’s found her people, those who accept and embrace her quirks with fondness. These mitts are in honor of her: edges softened with love and perfect for chasing chickens down city streets.


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Boardwalk

Boardwalk

Ferris Wheels, tufts of cotton candy, and hot summer nights were the inspiration for this sweater. As always, the goal of practicality is threaded throughout the entire top down piece; lightweight and airy with enough structure to give shape without making you uncomfortable in the heat. Cap sleeves and high-low style offers practical design elements beautifully balanced against the whimsical colorwork and hem statements. The stranded colorwork is only on the front, to avoid accidentally snagging anything you might brush up against, and the bobbles at the hem provide just enough weight to keep the edges from curling while maintaining the charming scallop.



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Bobble Paw

Bobble Paw

This triangle shawl has gentle angles and is the ideal summer travel project. Beginning in a soothing stockinette that changes to chunky garter stripes, it also has the occasional clusters of eyelets to provide visual interest and shaping support. Ending in a fun lace pattern, it offers a built in fastening solution to make the shawl extremely wearable during the active outings summer weather demands. The bobble bind off offers a charming and quirky touch without branching into a childish appearance.


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Kelp

Kelp

Kelp is a shawl to suit the knitter’s mood in any given moment. Designed to work with the yarn you have on hand or a skein that calls to you from your local yarn shop, you can cast on and have a lovely shawl rippling around your shoulders in no time flat.