Friday, February 24, 2012

Pattern Release: Shallows

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.

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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

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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.

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It’s a light, lacy accessory perfect for spring. The stitch patterns are easily memorized, which means it works up very quickly.

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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.

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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.

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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?

13 comments:

KnitNana said...

LILAC!!
(but you knew I'd say that)
Your Shallows is lovely!!!
(((hugs)))

owlmazingmakes said...

That is a beautiful new pattern! It is a perfect, feminine spring cowl. I think i'm going to go queue it! I agree that lilac would be beautiful, but i have a strange attraction to purple...I even have 2 purple sweaters on the needles right now.

Jenny said...

Congratulations on another elegant design, Bonnie! I would choose soft colors that echo spring greenery and flowers.

Robin said...

Thank you for offering yet another beautiful pattern, Bonnie. I'm planning to knit the cowl in quince tern ~ should drape beautifully.

Erin Kate said...

It's gorgeous, I love the bits of garter stitch breaking up the lace.

Agnieszka said...

Elegant and delicate

magnusmog said...

I love the peacefulness of the neutral colour. What a beautiful pattern.

Betsey said...

Very beautiful pattern! Perfect cowl for spring. Off to look through my stash.

Karin said...

So sorry I haven't been here in a while, and there you are, with another gorgeous pattern!!!

Betsy said...

Could you please explain beading by the crochet hook method? Thank you.

Bonnie said...

There's an excellent tutorial about beads in knitting here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATseducedbybeads.html

KPiep said...

I do Love your style!

Congrats, it is beautiful!

Tierney Barden said...

Truly beautiful Bonnie!