Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have been finishing off my new shawlette knitting pattern.
There is something about knitting shawls. A smaller shawlette is so fun to knit with less amount of yarn, but still very pretty and practical.
For a long time, I wanted to update on my original Raindrop Shawl which was a large rectangular shape. So I recently updated it, but I updated it so much that it actually became a completely different pattern!! LOL. BUT, I love the result!
So let me introduce you to my new half-circular Raindrop Shawlette pattern
I used 1 skein of Fyberspates Scrumptious 4 ply Sport; water. It is definitely a shawlette-kind of yarn with 45% silk and 55% superwash merino (354m / 100g skein). I loved every stitches I knitted with this yarn!
Patterning this shawlette was truly fun. It features double-eyelets that radiates outward. The pattern then develops into an all-over diamond lace pattern with the size of the diamonds gradually increases as you knit along. The edge has a nice scallop lace motif finished by triple eyelets.
The pattern is definitely suitable for all levels of knitters. I was so amazed how easily and fast I could knit this.
Do also please have fun blocking it…
and it was perfect: the shawlette soaked up water within 10 min without any problems. After blocking, the remained as beautiful as before.
Children’s foam play mats are so useful to block the shawl. I bought 4 interlocking parts for about £13 on Amazon. To stretch out the shawl as even as possible, I used 72 pins! As you can imagine, my cats would want to walk over it, so I made sure their favourite toys are far away and they are not interested in what I was doing!
So how would you wear a shawlette? Anyways you can with anything!
Hope you like it and happy knitty week!