Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Raindrops




Hello Dear Friends!

Spring has sprung but with it lots of rain so it is quite appropriate that I release my newest pattern  - Raindrops.

Raindrops was inspired by all the rain we received last spring (yes, it's taken me a whole year to release this pattern). Most days last spring and early summer the boys and I would head outside to play and this play invariably ended up in puddles. As the boys stomped and splashed and ran through the water and as the gentle rain came down and kissed our faces I began to dream up a shawl that used raindrops as it's theme. Thus the Raindrop shawl.



Raindrops is a crescent shawl knit from the top down. Little purl bumps turn into yarn overs. Each subsequent yarn over gets a little larger and is meant to depict a raindrop falling and getting larger and larger as it hits more raindrops in its journey down to the ground.
You can make it a neckerchief or shawlette size (i.e. the fingering weight shawl) or you can make it a more substantial shoulder warming size (i.e. the DK weight shawl).
I hope you have many happy adventures wrapped in this gorgeous shawl as I have had many happy adventures.
For the month of April 2016 this shawl will be $1.99! After April it will be $4.

Fingering Weight Shawl
Yardage: 420 yards/385 meters = 115g/4oz of fingering weight yarn
Sample knit out of Tanis Fiber ArtBlue Label Fingering Weight, colorway: Shadow (420 yards/385 meters; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon) - 1 skein

DK Weight Shawl
Yardage: 450 yards/ 410 meters = 200g/7oz dk weight yarn
Sample knit out of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts DK, colorway: A Midnight Clear (225yds/205m; 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon per skein) - 2 skeins


Gauge
Fingering Weight Shawl: 6 sts/7 rows over St st = 1″ on US #4/3.5mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

DK Weight Shawl: 4.5 sts/6 rows over St st = 1″ on US #7/4.5mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)


Needles
Fingering Weight Shawl: US 4 (3.5mm) 32-inch circular
DK Weight Shawl: US 7 (4.5mm) 32-inch circular



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