My newest pattern is all about lace, beads, and contrasting textures. It’s called Shallows and is now available on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.
Pattern: Shallows by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Approx. 350 yards of fingering or light fingering weight yarn. I knit the sample with Swans Island Organic Merino in the Oatmeal colorway. (Most of the colorways are 100 percent merino, but this one is 85 percent merino, 15 percent alpaca.)
Needles: US 4/3.5mm
Dimensions after blocking: 7 inches/18 cm wide by 52 inches/132 cm long
Shallows can be knit either as a scarf or a cowl. Both versions are worked flat from one end to the other; after blocking, the beginning and ending edges of the cowl are grafted together.
It’s a light, lacy accessory perfect for spring. The stitch patterns are easily memorized, which means it works up very quickly.
The scarf version requires 102 #6 seed beads, the cowl 96. The pattern provides instructions for placing beads using the crochet hook method. Of course, you can omit the beads if you like—just knit the stitch instead of placing a bead on it.
Instructions are given in both written form and a chart and were carefully tech edited by Katherine, whose helpful suggestions always result in a better pattern.
Now that I’ve finished up this cowl version, I want to cast on for the scarf. Which yarn to use, and what color? Maybe a deep marine blue? Teal? Rose? Lilac? Scarlet? Spring green?