New pattern: Dewdrops shawl
New pattern Dewdrops is here!
I know you have been saving gorgeous skeins of indie-dyed yarn in your stash. Those beautiful, slightly variegated or speckled colourways we all love, but sometimes struggle to find the right project for. Or maybe you’ve been wanting to get your hands on them but resisted the urge to buy without knowing what to use them for. Either way, consider yourself enabled!
Dewdrops was designed with these types of yarn in mind. I had two skeins of La Bien Aimée Merino Singles in my stash for a long, long time, waiting for that perfect idea to come along. I wanted a simple setting for the yarns to play their leading role on, yet an entertaining knit with fun and delicate details. And preferably as few ends to weave in as possible.
Dewdrops is knitted in two parts, first the centre triangle is knitted from the bottom up with a fun droplet pattern and bound off. Then, the stitches are picked up and the contrast colour lace rib border is knitted from the top down. Each side of the lace rib has a beautiful and slightly different look.
Pick a variegated skein you want to knit and look for a more solid coloured skein that has one of the colours from the variegated yarn to pair it with. In my shawl, I matched a purple speckled one with a semi-solid dark purple yarn. On Ravelry you can see what our test knit group used for more colour inspiration.
Share your projects with our knit community on Instagram with #woolenberry. I can’t wait to see your yarn and colour choices.