Portrait of Sierra Roberts
by: Sierra Roberts

New pattern! Electric Avenue shawlette

Electric Avenue Shawlette

There’s nothing like a quick and easy project, and that’s exactly what I had in mind when I made the Electric Avenue Shawlette. This uses just one skein of [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] and two mini cones of Block Island Blend Yarn. Wider stripes of the neutral color serve to highlight the fun pop of the hand-dyed stripes, making them look almost like neon lights along a busy city street. Another perk? Since this shawl is worked from the top down, you can make it as large or small as you choose.

 

Electric Avenue Shawlette  Electric Avenue Shawlette
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
Block Island Blend Yarn  Block Island Blend Yarn
Electric Avenue Shawlette - Pattern Download  Electric Avenue Shawlette - Pattern Download

This probably won’t come as a surprise, but this project was inspired by the beautiful shawl on the cover of [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . That piece was knit all in white, with just the bottom edge done in a bright variegated yarn for a subtle peek of color. Just lovely!

 

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  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]

Using Block Island Blend Yarn makes this a very comfortable warm weather accessory. It’s cool to the touch, kind of slinky, very drapey, and the subtle texture of that yarn creates a nice rustic fabric. That said, you could also choose one skein of a solid color of [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] to go with your favorite [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] colorway for an equally cool, comfortable shawl. So many choices!

 

Block Island Blend Yarn Block Island Blend Yarn
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
 [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
 [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]

For this project, I used a 40″ size 5 circular needle. The circular needle is just to accommodate the large amount of stitches you’ll have by the end; this piece is worked flat. Simple yarn over increases create the open spine, and the entire piece is worked in garter stitch. A shawl this easy begs to be knit in every color – so grab a skein of the limited edition [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , or any of your favorite variegated yarns and see where it takes you!

 

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  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]

Love these bright hand-dyed hues? Check them all out, and see behind the scenes here! Making the Hand-Dyed Yarn Line

 

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