Yesterday I published a new pattern, La Manga which is the first pattern in a new collection. I've been wanting to work on this collection for a while now and I'm so thrilled I finally had time to put my vision into action. When I attend shows and teach workshops, I get a lot of knitters tell me that they love my lace shawls but they don't wear shawls. So I've been working on ideas for simple lace garments that use basic shawl shapes.
I've got a version of La Manga knitted in Zauberball which came back from my sample knitter today. I'll be blocking it later and hopefully get it photographed over the weekend (if it stays dry). Any sock yarn will work for this design, just make sure you have around 400m per 100g skein. I've added miracle beads on the final row. Other types of beads, including seed beads, can be substituted. The beads are added using the crochet hook method. If you're new to this technique, watch my video tutorial.