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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Shepherd Sock or Scarf or Shawl

Here are all the new colours from Lorna's Laces in Shepherd Sock. Our skeins are 50grams with 196m/215yards. The yarn is 80% superwash wool and 20% nylon and you need two skeins for a pair of socks.

Kate Atherley's February Lady Sock pattern is free on Ravelry.

Imagine picking 3 or more colours and making the Linen Stitch Scarf (we have patterns in the store or you can purchase on Ravelry)

If you aren't familiar with Linen Stitch, here is a great tutorial.

From Churchmouse Yarns
Linen stitch has a way of harmonizing even the most disparate colors. Our friend Mimi Hepler first created this scarf to use up all her precious fingering weight leftovers—18 different colorways! So for our scarf we chose three skeins of fingering weight yarn that combined as many different colors as possible. But it’s equally beautiful in subtle shades. In fact, we haven’t seen a bad combination yet! That’s the magic of linen stitch. Heck, it’s even beautiful on the ‘wrong’ side.
If you aren't interested in socks or a scarf, how about a shawl?
Pattern: Asking for Flowers by Kate Atherley (pattern purchased on Ravelry)
You would need three skeins of Shepherd Sock for a shawl this size.
A sideways shawl with biasing garter stitch makes for a beautiful drape, and a dramatic Shetland lace edging adds interest to the knitting – but not too much! – and to the finished product. Short-row wedges create a nice curved shape.

The colourway, “The Flowers” brings to mind all the joys of a summer garden – wear the shawl in the spring, to hasten the arrival of the season, and in the winter, to remind you of the glories to come.

Suitable for knitters with a little lace experience, but you don’t need to be an expert!

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