Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pattern Release: Streusel

As the temperatures and humidity rise, it's always nice to have a light and easy lace project at hand. My new pattern, Streusel, a triangular scarf/shawlette, fits the bill for summer knitting. It's now available on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.


Knit in a fingering weight wool/silk blend from Periwinkle Sheep, Streusel has a soft sheen and fabulous drape. It's just right for covering your shoulders on cool summer mornings or in chilly air-conditioning. For a warm fall/winter wrap, make it in 100% wool, alpaca, or maybe a wool/cashmere blend. (It's never too early to be thinking about your holiday gift list!)

Pattern: Streusel, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Periwinkle Sheep merino silk, in the Chai colorway, 50% merino wool, 50% silk, 437 yards/399m per 100g skein
Needles: US #6/4.00mm


The pattern PDF provides instructions in both written form and a chart. I'd describe the level of difficulty as advanced beginner—the skills involved are not difficult (garter stitch, yarn overs, basic increases and decreases).


It's entirely reversible, which is always a bonus in a scarf or shawl—no need to check whether you're wearing it right-side-up, as there is no "wrong" side. Finished dimensions of my sample were 64 inches/163 cm long by 13 inches/33 cm wide at center.



Thanks go to Katherine for her impeccable tech editing, and to friends and family on Ravelry who provided encouragement as well as feedback as I considered a name for the pattern. I often had baked goods on my mind as I was knitting up this delectable colorway, so in the end Streusel won out.


Carolyn said...

Very lovely! Delectable, as you say!
Good job!

KnitNana said...

Bonnie you've done it again! Just scrumptious!

Evelyn said...


Heather T. said...

Ohhh Yummm!

Robin said...

A very pretty new design Bonnie.

KPiep said...


savannahchik said...

Love it. Sideways garter stitch is one of my favorite scarf shapes to wear and bonus - you can use up the entire skein too.