Nutty Creations

Puddle Jumping Shawl

I have slowly been working my way through a pile of designs sitting on my desk waiting for patterns to be written. And, yay! Managed to knock out another one.

Here is the Puddle Jumping Shawl.


The lovely folks at Lorna’s Laces needed a sample knit up in the Christmas at Downton colorway.  I volunteered to come up with a new design.


This is what I came up with.  Using Lorna’s Laces Pearl, a most delightful silk and bamboo blend.


The shawl is knit from the top out to the bottom edge, combining stockinette stitch with a simple eyelet lace pattern.


The wraps in the lace pattern help break up any potential color pooling.  Perfect for variegated yarns!


The pattern is written up for three sizes of wrap — scarf, shawlette, and full shawl.  The sample is shown in the middle size.  (The pattern is slightly different than shown in terms of how many repeats of the openwork are in each section in order to make it easier to read for all sizes.)


Tour de Sock time again!

It is Tour de Sock time again!  If you knit socks at all, you should check this competition out.  Not only do you get the chance to try out fun new sock patterns and win prizes, you help raise money for Doctors Without Borders.  So really.  Why wouldn’t you join in?  Okay, maybe speed knitting socks isn’t your thing.  But there is an option to just get access to the patterns.  Just saying.

And why am I telling you all of this?  Well, because I contributed a sock pattern again this year.  I have done this every year of this fundraiser and plan to keep on doing it.  I have a lot of fun, and I think it is a great cause.  This year’s pattern?  The Chicane Socks.


These socks are knit from the top down in Sunshine Yarns Classic.  There is just a little hint of color work and a whole lot of cable-y goodness.  For now, this pattern is exclusive to the Tour participants.  I will make it available to everyone at the end of the summer.