Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Cappuccino Stripe

I'm kind of in shock that it's already February. What happened to January? Anyway, it's time to reveal the next pattern in The Amazing Luxury Knits Collection. Here it is: Cappuccino Stripe.
 Over Christmas I was looking for something to knit, something quick. I had 2 skeins of the gorgeous Quince & Co Tern which I was desperate to do something with. I felt these two colours went nicely together. I combined the idea of stripes with a new shawl construction I was keen to try out and Cappuccino Stripe was born. It's a very quick shawlette to knit. I knitted mine in just a few days over Christmas. The project fitted easily into my bag & its perfect for picking up and knitting a few rows here and there.
 I used 2 50 gr skeins of Tern but you can use any 4ply/fingering weight yarn. And if you buy 2 100gr skeins of sock yarn you can make a shawl that's much bigger. In fact I do have a couple of skeins of sock yarn set aside in my studio to knit myself a bigger version. I'm thinking it may be perfect for when we go on holiday at Easter.
 Cappuccino Stripe has a simple double eyelet edging along one edge of the shawl. This edging is knitted at the end of each row. The shawl starts in one corner and the shaping creates diagonal stripes, the shawl ends in a simple crochet chain edging. Even if you're not an experienced crocheter this is an easy edging. All you have to be able to do is a simple crochet chain and double crochet (single crochet if you're American). There are plenty of You Tube videos that will show you what to do if you're unsure.
Cappuccino Stripe is available as a separate pattern here and as part of The Amazing Luxury Knits Collection here. If you've already signed up to Amazing Luxury Knits, your pattern will be ready for you to download now. Next month, March, is the last month of Amazing Luxury Knits & I'm planning something special.

This was one of the designs we shot last week during out big photoshoot. Thank you to Sarah for doing a great job modelling this design. The photos were taken at Mount Edgecumbe in Cornwall, look across the Tamar to Plymouth.

2 comments:

Ann said...

Beautiful pictures & lovely shawl. I like the colors combination.

Madam Butterfly said...

I really like you edging here!