Friday, May 20, 2011
I was really excited after we received the new Shalimar Yarns that I immediately cast on the Holden Shawlette using Zoe Sock in color Curry. It was a pleasure to knit with and the subtle stonewash color changes made even the stockinette section look stunning! The yarn is soft, squishy and blooms on a bigger needle.
It turned out so lovely, it's my new favorite shawlette!
The pattern, by Mindy Wilkes, is a free Ravelry download. It has easy to follow written and chart instructions and is knit from the top down so you can easily add or shorten the length or add more lace sections.
I used exactly one skein of the Zoe Sock yarn, 450 yards total.
The pattern called for a US 6 with a sock weight yarn which makes a wonderful lightweight spring/summer fabric, perfect for shawlette.
Zoe Sock in color Curry.
The hardest part was picking one of the fifty gorgeous colors.
I think Breathless, also from Shalimar Yarns, would make the perfect shawlette too! With 75% merino/ 15% cashmere/ 10 % silk and 420 yards, you could easily make a beautiful one skein summer shawl or top.
This yarn is the staff pick right now and located right on the wall when you first walk in so you have to pet it!
-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff