I love the textures and shaping in Lightning Strikes by Amy Gunderson! It’s so fun creating this symmetrical shawl using asymmetrical knitting techniques. This shawl is knit using two different yarns that look completely different.
L & B Yarn used Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Superwash and Universal Yarn Bamboo Bloom Handpaints. Deluxe Worsted Superwash is a worsted weight 100% superwash wool that you use when knitting the short rows. The short rows build up flat irregular stripes throughout the garment.
Bamboo Bloom a thick and thin, matte and shiny, acrylic, bamboo, and wool blend that adds so much texture and interest to the finished shawl. The bind off is worked back and forth across the edge of the piece, the yarn overs that are added while binding off give the fringe perfect even placement.
The Pineapple Peacock Shawl by Amy Gunderson works up quickly with just 2 skeins of Universal Yarns Major. This bulky, extra-soft, machine-washable yarn is self-striping and has a major 328 yards per skein. This half-circle shawl is worked from the center out. Each section consists of double and triple clusters making it simple to memorize each row.
The final pineapples are worked separately without working across the entire piece. A picot border is then added around the entire outer edge of the shawl at the end.
The construction is interesting making it a quick crochet on a large (K) hook. This $24 project would also be a great gift! To check out the pattern just click here.
Snuggle down in a warm woolen triangle of botanical lace with the Juneberry Triangle by Jared Flood. Juneberry can be worked in DK-weight Arbor to yield a wingspan of 44½″ or in worsted weight Shelter for a 61″ shawl. L & B has over 30 colors in both Arbor and Shelter to choose from, so come by the shop to choose your favorite!!
The knitting begins with a provisional cast-on of a few stitches at the center top; increases at the center spine and edges form the triangle shape. In the traditional Shetland style, a wide knitted-on edging unites with the live stitches at the perimeter for an elastic and seamless finish.
Juneberry is worked from charted instructions, some of which require lace maneuvers on both sides of the work. If you prefer not to work bobbles, simply replace them with a single stockinette stitch. Thank you to Jennie for giving L & B the opportunity to photograph her beautiful project!! To take a look at the pattern just click here.