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.