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Sneak peek: Asterisque shawlette

A new shawlette design, knit with Pigeonroof Studios Siren 2 sock yarn, which is amazingly soft and silky (must be the cashmere, le sigh)!

The colorway shown above is “dolmas” (doesn’t that make you hungry for a delicious Greek dinner?).

I actually picked up three skeins of dolmas last summer, planning to knit my very own Goodale with it (this is a perfect Brenda color!).  I kept putting off doing so as I prepared first for the Renegade Craft Fair, then the Fall rush, then the Holiday rush.

Which worked out perfectly!  Because I’d been working on this design off and on since last Summer, working out how to create a symmetrical daisy stitch pattern (more about that when I release the pattern!).  I finally came up with the best solution just after Christmas, but knowing that this particular stitch eats up yarn, didn’t know that one skein would be sufficient.  And then remembered that I had those three luscious skeins of Pigeonroof.

I had planned on a super textured deep knitted on lace edging while knitting the body, but when it came time to commit to a decision … it just didn’t feel right.  I wanted to continue the strong texture of the body, but the several edging options I tried just didn’t work for me.  I kept thinking about a ribbed edging, but how boring is that?

But hit on a brioche ribbed stitch that I really liked, complete with bobbles. Perfection and happiness.  And shouldn’t every knitting design have a happy ending?

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • shana February 28, 2011, 10:12 PM

    so pretty brenda. and such a lovely color!

  • Kathy March 1, 2011, 11:13 AM

    This is a totally stunning and elegant design. Organic and graceful…you must be so proud.

  • brenda March 1, 2011, 7:15 PM

    Thank you both! Kathy, I’m really happy with how it turned out … but the trick will be if I’m able to actually write it up! 🙂

  • Lucy Chen March 1, 2011, 10:23 PM

    This is beautiful!

  • marina April 11, 2012, 12:20 AM

    hi!!! great shawlette! but I cannot find the pattern…
    where can I find it?
    thanks for answer!! by from Italy

  • brenda April 11, 2012, 8:10 PM

    Hi Marina!

    I’m working on the pattern as I type – should be ready in another few weeks!

    🙂 Brenda

  • Sue April 12, 2012, 7:53 AM

    I love it!! I love the greens. The Bobbles in the ribbing. Never tried the Brioche stitch, but I certainly will try it and get the pattern when you release it. Great job!!!!

  • brenda April 16, 2012, 9:33 AM

    Thank you, Sue! I can’t wait to finish this – looking forward to seeing your version!!

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