Wait for it…wait for it…
This year isn’t very different from my plans for the last few festivals. Sock yarn – preferably hand dyed and indie – and maybe some dk or worsted if I see anything special.
I took stock of the sock yarn I had to see if there were any holes.
All the color families are represented but there are pockets of colors that are missing – bold green and light blue come to mind. I’d also like to see if there are any gradient yarns – either in a kit or in a continuous strand – that grab my eye.
As for patterns, I seem to be in a non-lace, garter or stockinette frame of mind. Here are a few of the patterns I’ve liked lately. While I won’t say I need to cast on for any of these, they’re good inspiration while shopping.
It runs the gamut from fingering to DK, includes solids and both 2- and 3-color stripes and textures by using garter, stockinette, changes in direction and changes in yarn colors. They’re all simple enough to wear at work and not feel like a grandma but interesting enough to knit to keep my attention.
Lots to love.
What are your favorite new shawl patterns?
I’ll catch you on the purl side…