Designing inspiration comes in many forms. One of the most fun is when the yarn just tells you what it wants to be. While I’m working at my LYS I have to rearrange the yarn. Make it look pretty. Re-twist it if it has come undone. Yarn is a tactile thing. So everyone touches it and well, they just mess it up. It’s no problem. I don’t want folks to stop touching the yarn. Because if they stop touching the yarn, they stop buying the yarn. And if they stop buying the yarn, I won’t have my (albeit very part-time) job anymore.
So about a month ago I spotted a very lonely skein of Claudia Handpainted Fingering Yarn in Copper Penny. And right there next to it was a lonely skein of Chocolate. They looked really pretty together. But I knew a good size shawlette would need more yardage. Fortunately I had a second skein of Chocolate at home. And that’s how this….
It’s worked from the top down with only five stitches being cast on. You work striping sequence until you have the just right number of stitches and then you add a nice little lace border.
And the pattern is now available for sale.
Needles: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm)
Yarn: Claudia Handpainted Fingering, 175 yards per 50g, 2 skeins of main color, 1 skein of contrast
Size: Sample blocked to 60″ wide and 28″ deep
Gauge: 19 stitches and 32rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette
Notes: Worked from the top down. Lace edging is offered in charted and written format.
The Pierrette Shawlette on Ravelry – only $6.00 USD