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New Pattern! The Beauty of the Rain Shawl

It’s taken a while but I’m pleased to say that my new shawl design The Beauty of the Rain is now up on Ravelry 🙂

The Beauty of the Rain Shawl.jpgThis design was born after a visit to The Sheep Shop in Cambridge and the purchase of some Lotus Yarns Tibetan Cloud yarn in the delicate Cornflower Haze colour. The yarn is 100% yak and sooo soft, it’s a dream to knit with.

tibetan_cloud_fingering_medium2

I had recently done a swatch of the Starlight Lace pattern and I thought this would look quite pretty in a shawl.

Starlight Lace.jpgSo in my usual fashion I dropped everything else and cast on!

dsc01873I broke up the lace pattern with sections of stockinette and the lines inbetween became zig zags…

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And I added some beads 🙂

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Amanda at Dissemiknit for tech editing this pattern for me, and to my lovely test knitters on Ravelry who gave lots of valuable feedback and provided some great photo’s. One of my testers MkatRuby asked if it would be ok to add beads to the picot bind off, and the end result is so pretty I have had to cast on another one so I can do this too!

BoR Picot beads.jpgPhoto by MkatRuby taken from the pattern project page.

borAs for the name of the shawl, it’s named after one of my favourite songs by Dar Williams. I wanted the beads to look like little drops of rain which is why they aren’t on every lace section.

If you fancy a listen, here it is.

Until next time, happy knitting! x

 

8 thoughts on “New Pattern! The Beauty of the Rain Shawl”

  1. Goodness Jem, your patterns are getting more and more wonderful – and I have yet to knit up either of the two I already have 🙂 This one really takes my fancy though ……. PS I had not heard of this singer or song before – very nice!

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