Which one do you want first? Let’s start with the bad, and get it out of the way! Knitty did not accept my pattern submission for their First Fall/Holiday Headstart edition. It went down to the wire, and I had become a little hopeful. As it turns out, they do not want patterns for my type of project, but suggested that I convert it into a shawl. I’m still being a little secretive with this pattern, as I am thinking about sending it to other publishers. I honestly feel it’s one of my best, so some careful consideration is needed.
Now for the good news! Knit Picks has picked up another of my patterns. This one is for a shawl knitted in worsted weight yarn. KP has some beautiful new yarns called tonals, and this pattern was designed for their lovely new offerings. The pattern will be available in two sizes, shawlette, and shawl. The shawlette (pictured here in my own Kool Aid dyed yarn) only takes 220 yards, and the larger version will take 440.
There are several interesting features to this pattern. First is that it is bottom up, so you may try it on as you progress to see when your shawl is large enough. Secondly, this is really a unique lace pattern. I don’t think I’ve seen anything similar in any of my knitting pattern dictionaries. The larger shawl version will have a second lace area, also triangular in shape, and this will be bordered by more stockinette stitch.
Assemblé Shawl and Shawlette will be tested in late May and June on Ravelry. I hope it will be available for purchase in July or August.