Introducing my latest pattern: Flock!
Designer: Rachel Henry (that’s me!)
Available: $6 on Ravelry — discounted to $3 until August 31st, 2013!
Yarn: Dream in Color Wisp in 712 Brilliant (2 skeins, sample used about 770 yards)
Flock is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the bottom edge up. The main lace pattern features nupps. The curved stockinette body is achieved with short rows (no wraps, just decreases). The top edge is finished with an echo of the main lace pattern that transitions to purls to help fight curling.
Flock is fully charted, except for setup and finishing rows. Complete written translations for all charts are also provided.
Special thanks go out to Dream in Color, which provided yarn support for this design, and also gave me a skein of Wisp to give away! I’m hosting a KAL for Flock in the Remily Knits forum, and I’ll be giving the Wisp away to a KAL-er who uses any DIC yarn for their Flock (and finishes by the end date).
There is nothing like a big UFO purge and Ravelry Queue clean-up to make me really want to cast on something new! 🙂
First up: a Drift Toque from my Christmas copy of Weekend Hats. I’m using some stashed Happy Feet DK — the color is gorgeous, and a little hard to capture with my camera. I love the up-down cables and the sideways short-row construction. I opted to use the called-for needle size (instead of going down a size, which I usually do, thanks to my loose knitting habits). I have a huge head, and thought this might be enough to make the hat the right size for me. Alas, it looks like it might be coming out a touch small … but, I think I can add an extra “wedge” of hat + short rows and make it fit.
Next, I’m doing a Fyllyrd as part of the January KAL in the Beginning Lace Knitters group. I’m using my newly liberated Dream-in-Color Smooshy in the “Happy Forest” colorway. I have already used as much yarn as I frogged … SO the right decision. I just finished the first nupps repeat, and I am really enjoying it. If it looks like a neat pattern, join in the fun! This is an open KAL that will be running all month (and, usually, afterwards as people finish up).
I am using my other skein of DIC Smooshy (“Dusky Aurora”) for a different KAL (this one closed yesterday, so it’s too late to join in). SusannaIC’s January Mystery KAL features nupps, beads, and a cast-on of 300+ stitches. Fun times!