What's this?? Two posts in a row? Who is this behind the keyboard?! ;op Well, I just couldn't talk about one pattern release, and then ignore the other, could I? And, as always, here's hoping that I try to keep this blog more up to date because then I could write about more than just pattern releases.
Without further ado, here is Butterfly Wings! This fun shawl uses two colors of a heavy fingering weight yarn (pictured here it's knit up with Seattle Sky Dyeworks Mismated), and despite it's lots of fun texture, is 90% knits and purls. There are also small amounts of increases, a few picked up sts, and one new technique to help create that fun bi-colored texture! The technique is actually pretty darn easy, and allows you to create this look while only knitting with one color at a time!
Mmmm... squoooshy texture! (the quality of photo is not as good, as I was taking this one indoors... but it helps to see the texture up close!)
The fun shape actually offers versatility in wearing the shawl, in addition to lending itself to actually curving over your shoulders and staying (like a good shawl!). I love wearing shawls slightly askew, and the nice this about this one is that when you do that, it almost looks like a large triangular shawl. However, if you wore it straight across, you'd get something that almost resembles a poncho instead!
Currently, Butterfly Wings is an exclusive pattern for The Nifty Knitter. They will be selling kits on their website, shortly. If you would like to be on a waitlist for it, contact them directly! I know he's trying to get them in ASAP. :oD
I'll be posting Butterfly Wings as a indivudual, paid Ravelry pattern download on 8/22/2017. Stay tuned, as there may be some fun surprises to be found then. ;o)