Lilla Shawl

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Simple but beautiful and memorable, this stockinette shawl is from Berroco.com, where you can download the pattern. The model is made using 300 yards of Berroco Vintage, and size 9 (US) needles. There’s also a video explaining how to work the lovely lace edging at along the bottom. The yarn comes in many other pretty colors if you’re not partial to the ice blue.

Okapi Shawl

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Just up this weekend in the Ram Wools Newsletter is this fantastic looking shawl pattern that should be lots of fun to knit. It’s made with one solid and one tweed skein of their new fingering weight yarn, Eco Llama. I love the mitered effect. Requires a size 2 or 3 (US) circular needle. The pattern is free and can be downloaded here. I’m off to order the yarn, which comes in some yummy earth tones. Which to choose? Hmm.

Fall Knits: Katia Poncho

imageI don’t generally go in for ponchos, so was surprised when this pattern caught my eye. I love the cables, drapy-ness, and color, and it looks like the back and front can be sewn part way up to make a sort of loose pullover. Onto the TBK list it goes!

The recommended yarn is Katia Merino Baby, which is sport weight and comes in truly lovely colors. Oh, I see that the beautiful mulberry shade is out of stock on the web site. Will either have to wait or find it somewhere else.  The cost is $6.50 a ball. Size medium requires 9 to 10 balls. Needle size 6 (US). The pattern can be downloaded here .

Coquille Shawl

The new issue of Knitty is up. It’s entitled First Fall, and has a lovely collection of items to get a start on in time to have them ready to wear in the fall. I instantly fell in love with the Coquille shawl pictured here, and am about to order the yarn in this exact colorway. Designed by M.L. Egan, the short row pattern can be found here .

I also particularly like this yarn, which is shown in the Purlieu cowl design.