If you're a long time follower of my blog, you know I'm primarily a quilter but I also LOVE to knit. I neglected my blog for a while and missed showing pics on here of the things I've knitted lately, so I want to catch up and show you a few things. I was on a real sock binge for a while. I still knit socks, but I've taken some time to knit some shawlettes/ scarves. These are shaped like little shawls but I wear them like scarves. You can put them over your shoulders, but I generally don't.
I have done a lot of test knitting, which is making a pattern that has not been published yet to check it for accuracy. One of the designers for whom I test knit is Stephanie (verybusymonkey on Ravelry). Stephanie has designed many shawls and socks. Recently, she has started putting the patterns into e-books. You can purchase the patterns individually or save a few dollars by purchasing the collections.
This is the first e-book. If you're interested in purchasing any of the patterns, you can see the patterns HERE If you are on Ravelry, you can easily find her there- and she has a group, as well. If you are a knitter and don't know about Ravelry--- you HAVE to check it out!
All 4 of these shawls are knitted with Barking Dog Yarns. Barking Dog Yarns is hand dyed yarn- a company owned by my friend, Suzan O'Brien. It's wonderful, high quality yarn and I highly recommend it.
This is such a pretty, feminine shawl! And the yarn I used is a luxury blend which makes it feel soooooo soft!
I'm almost finished knitting Stephanie's second shawl collection. I'll show all of them to you when I'm finished with the collection.