It’s been a little while since I last checked in, so I thought it was about time I post an update about what I’ve been working on lately! Since we’ve said hello to 2017 I’ve released two new knitting patterns: the Daintree Shawl and the Winter Dusk Hat.
The Daintree Shawl was an exciting collaboration between myself and the amazing Kristen from Skein Yarn. I was really inspired by a beautiful base she carries dubbed Daintree (65% superwash merino, 20% bamboo, 15% silk), so created a light and wearable shawl that shares the same name. It features delicate lace motifs reminiscent of the fan palms that call our iconic Queensland rainforest home, and some easy stockinette and garter stitch to make it a great holiday project.It’s always such a pleasure to knit with Skein Yarn, and at the time of posting there were a couple of skeins left of Daintree in the shop, so be quick if you’d like to try it for yourself! I’m hosting a KAL for this design in The Sweater Collective Ravelry group until mid-March – grab any two fingering weight skeins of a Skein Yarn base to knit it out of, and join us there 🙂
I was also thrilled to finally try out Wool Days yarn, and loved it so much that I immediately cast it on for the Winter Dusk Hat pattern. I can’t tell you how soft and buttery the Scout base is, so what better way to honour it than with a dreamy design featuring stars? I love this project because even though it looks like the stars are knit through cabling, they’re actually constructed much more simply by a technique of wrapping your stitches with the working yarn. As always with perhaps new-to-you techniques I’ve included a video tutorial link in the pattern, so before you know it you’ll be sporting a fun yet elegant Winter Dusk Hat of your own. I recommend using Wool Days yarn to enjoy the pleasure of knitting with it yourselves, but you can also use yarn from your stash because it will happily knit up in less than 100g of DK weight yarn – perfect for those special one-off skeins!
I hope you enjoy these new patterns, and as always – happy knitting!