Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shawls from Sock Yarn, and a KAL

I've been test knitting a few new yarn bases, including a gorgeous new 100% Superwash Merino fingering weight that is plump and well-plied. I've called it Pebble Sock, and you can find it on my Etsy site as well as Twisted here in Portland. Here's my first project:

Pattern: Traveling Woman by Liz Abinante.
Yarn: Pebble Sock, Black Trillium Fibre Studio, Color "Black Jewel", 1 skein.
Deets: knitted on US 6 needles, added several pattern repeats to use up more of the skein. Finished with mere yards to spare.

I'm not one to miss a good band-wagon, so I've been bookmarking shawls that call for a single skein of sock yarn all over Ravelry and anywhere else I can find them. My next project, probably from BFL Sock in have stashed in the Mariana Trench colorway, is going to be Multnomah by Kate Flagg. In fact, I'd like to do this as a Knit-along with some friends from my knit night and my Black Trillium Fibre Studio group on Ravelry. Check out the thread here. Please come join us and we'll see how many shawls we can make out of Black Trillium yarns!

I hope everyone is transitioning into the New Year happily and with much knitting.



saskatoonstitcher said...

This is spectacular. I've yet to complete an entire shawl and resolve to do one this year.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Happy new year! The shawl is lovely.

sallygriff/ariema said...

i love the shawl beautiful .i shall go and find you on face book and twitter .i do love the sock yarns they are so pretty sally