This simple eyelet knit shawl by Amy Christoffers is the perfect summer accessory. The shawl is knit side to side in garter stitch with simple increases and a little bit of eyelets. L & B Yarn Co. used three hanks of Berroco Maya an irresistible chainette blend of silky pima cotton with just a touch of soft baby alpaca.
The lightweight garment can be worn around your neck to add a pop of color or draped around your shoulders for cooler summer evenings. The garter stitch alternated with eyelets adds texture and interest to the finished garment. L & B has six colors to choose from in brights and summer neutrals. To take a look at the pattern just click here.
The Millie Wrap by Jo Allport is another cute accent to add to your spring wardrobe. Using two balls of Queensland Cairns this worsted weight cotton blend knits up in bright stripes. The pattern is simple to memorize with just 11 repeats of lace work on the edge. The wrap is worked from side to side creating quick rows beginning with just 33 stitches and increasing up to 40 stitches and back down again. The lace work on the bottom edge gives extra interest and texture to the finished piece.
The yarn is 60% cotton and 40% acrylic with a textured chainette construction. The yarn is easy to use on a large size 10 needle. The chainette construction gives the yarn bounce and structure making it hard to split. L & B has 8 colors to choose from so you are sure to find your favorite combination. The pattern is also available here at L & B Yarn Co.
In a Twinkling by Celeste Young is a soft and sparkling shawlette knit in one hank of Wonderland Yarns Unicorn. Get your sparkle on and add a little unicorn magic with this luxurious blend of 63% Silk, 23% kid mohair, 11% nylon, and 3% lurex. Silky, cloud-like, and rustic, with a beautiful halo and just enough sparkle, you will love this lightweight knit to add to your spring wardrobe.
The sparkling shawlette will knit up In a Twinkling on a size US 8 needle. Beginning with simple stockinette, and then work into a striking diamond lace pattern with both written and charted instructions the repeats work up fast.
This pattern is perfect for new-to-lace and seasoned lace knitters alike. To take a look at the pattern just click here!
With warm weather approaching L & B is getting excited about spring yarns and projects! The Serena Shadow Shawl by Antonia Shankland will put you in the mood for some lightweight knitting. This simple project is great for knitters at any level. The shawl is worked in two row stripes which adds to its shadowy texture. No need to cut the yarn at every color change, just carry the two colors up the side of the work without pulling to tight.
You will love the softness of Serena, a season spanning blend of pima cotton and baby alpaca with a fantastic drape. The fiber blend and our kettle-dyeing process give the colors a heathered, stonewashed look.
Manos Del Uruguay is a non profit organization which assembles women in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of the organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women. To take a look at the pattern just click here.