It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a pattern spotlight but today I came across Streusel, a shawlette pattern designed by one of my favorite designers, Bonnie Sennott and I had to share this beautiful creation will all of you!
I love the simplicity of this design and the delicate lace edge. For me in particular, this is the perfect shape and size for a stunning accessory piece to wear this summer, or even for the fall. I’m already going through my stash to see what yarn I want to use for this pattern and I have to admit, I can’t wait cast on!
Facts: The triangular garter stitch design with its lace border is worked as one piece, with increases and decreases evenly placed giving this piece a gentle curve. Knitters will be pleased to note that Bonnie has provided well written instructions that are easy to follow, as well as charted instructions for the lace border. This project is perfect for an advanced beginner who has the basic understanding of knitting, as well the terms of YO (yarn over), K2TOG ( knit two together), SL-K2TOG-PSSO ( slip one stitch, knit two together and pass the slipped stitch over) and KFB (knit one front and back).
Materials: This project will require 1 skein (437 yards/399m) of Periwinkle Sheep fingering weight yarn, a blend of 50% superwash merino and 50% silk merino silk, or any fingering weight yarn to match the gauge of 20 stitches and 29 rows to equal 4 inches in garter stitch using an US #6 (4.00mm) needle.
Finished Size: This shawlette will measure approximately 64 inches (163 cm) long by 13 inches (33 cm) wide at center.
Knit in a fingering weight wool/silk blend from Periwinkle Sheep, Streusel has a soft sheen and fabulous drape. It’s just right for covering your shoulders on cool summer mornings or in chilly air-conditioning. For a warm fall/winter wrap, make it in 100% wool, alpaca, or maybe a wool/cashmere blend. (It’s never too early to be thinking about your holiday gift list!) ~ Bonnie Sennott
You can find more of Bonnie’s designs online at Ravelry and Etsy and be sure to stay informed by visiting her blog, Blue Penisula, or by joining her Ravelry Group, or by following her online at Twitter.