Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Project #1

Summer is finally here! It's time to grab your knitting or crochet and take it outside.
Lightweight portable projects are perfect for warm weather so we thought we'd start to hopefully inspire by sharing a fun project idea each week.

Shawlette's have been so popular and such a great way to knit with sock yarn at a looser gauge making a soft, lightweight fabric.
Emily designed this very cute Alpaca Sox Shawlette using just one ball of Alpaca Sox by Classic Elite Yarns in color dried herbs. Knit from the top down with a random mix of garter and stockinette rows, finished with a picot edge. The pattern is available free with yarn purchase.

I really like the way the picot edge adds a little "girlie" flare.

Here you can see the fun she had with alternating garter to stockinette.

The yarn, Alpaca Sox in color dried herbs. A fingering weight yarn at 8 sts/in and a soft mix of 60% alpaca, 20% merino wool, 20% nylon with 450 yards in a skein.

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff


Manuella said...

Your shawl is beautiful! Can you tell me the dimensions? Like from arm to arm and maybe from the back/neck down to the point?
Also, how many skins of yarn to make a shawl just like yours?
Thank you,


Yarn Garden said...

Thank you Manuella!
The shawl measures 50" wide (arm/arm) and is 20" long (back/neck). We only used 1 skein of Alpaca Sox by Classic Elite Yarns, a fingering weight sock yarn with 450 yards.