Wrap me up.
It's a quiet sunny Good Friday as I write this (but you're probably reading on a Monday, or a Tuesday). It's not often I get to hunt through Rav these days, with winter coming we're busier and busier all the time so a few stolen moments to have a browse through new patterns are precious.
With the recent odd weather of late, I'm thinking about shawlettes and light scarves that can be thrown around my neck or in my bag just in case the sunshine turns chilly. And wow, are we spoiled for choice with patterns right now! Here are a few of my faves (all on Ravelry, click on the image to go through to the pattern page).
Aranami, by Olga Buraya-Kefelian for the Brooklyn Tweed team. I don't know how they do it - Every Single Pattern from this lot is spectacular. Their vision is something to seriously envy. I can see this one knit up in various shades of Knitsch Sock greys.
The Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen is a gorgeous example of a modern interpretation of Estonian Lace. Imagine this one knit in Spinning a Yarn silk merino lace (which we now have back in stock, hooray!).
Have I blogged about Henslowe before? I can't remember. Anyway, it's stunning.
Henslowe by Beth Kling
Henslowe is a beautiful balance of stitch definition, yarn colour and lace pattern. It's not an easy thing to achieve - harmony between those three things. Which reminds me, I still need to do that post about colour selection for patterns, yes?
Semele by Asa Tricosa
Anne, one of our knit night regulars is knitting this in Blue Sky Alpaca's Alpaca silk - and it looks GORGEOUS. I can't wait to see the finished shawl.
Sherilyn, by Ysolda Teague
Sherilyn is on the needles. I just couldn't resist the call of Blue Sky Alpaca - i'm using the Alpaca Silk sport weight in Garnet for this one, dreaming of how it will feel against my neck. It's a shop sample, so totally justifiable that it's not in the Queue Project list, right? (I really need to write an update on that one!).
We do have yarns to suit all these projects in the shop - so if you need hand choosing colours or yarns, feel free to drop by. It really is a joyful part of the job.