Maze & Blue Kit - New From Sarah Jordan
Order your kit now for Sarah Jordan's latest pattern! Each kit includes 2 skeins of Honky Tonk Lite and a digital copy of the pattern straight to your Ravelry library or email! You can pick from one of our pre-selected kits or opt for a total surprise (some guidance welcome).
If you want to select our own yarns for the kit, select the Make My Own! option from the dropdown. You can use any 2 skeins of our fingering weight yarns to make the shawl, but you MUST have at least 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn in your cart to be eligible to receive the pattern.
Angela did some research into mazes, and each of our kits is named after a different kind of maze!
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
This shawl provides the ultimate in flexibility for any two skeins of yarn you want to combine. It works for any weight of yarn and any gauge you like; just get a blocked fabric you like with the yarn you want to use. When you're just about out of your main color, add a border and you're done!
Inspired by the plastic maze toys I often received as birthday party favors as a child, this shawl combines typical shaping for a crescent shape with short rows to give you a shawl that's closer to a half circle after blocking. The technique used for the contrast color stripes is what I call short-row intarsia -- intarsia that is done in such a way that you do not need to have small bobbins or yarn butterflies and there is no twisting of strands. You will have two skeins of yarn attached to your work at any given time and use some strategically placed short rows to achieve this effect.
To knit this pattern, you need to know how to:
* do a provisional cast on (any method),
* pick up stitches along a garter edge,
* increase using m1/backward loop, and
* work short rows (any method).
The sample shown in the pattern was knit using two colors of fingering weight yarn. Nearly all of the main color and 80% of the contrast color was used.
How It Works
If you want us to send the pattern straight to your Ravelry library, make sure to add your Rav ID to the Notes section at checkout. We strongly suggest doing this so you can recieve updates to the pattern as easily as possible. If you aren't a Raveler, the pattern will be sent to your email address that you use to place your order.
More Info & Materials
Yarn: Any 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn
Other Materials: Tapestry needle, pins, steamer, blocking surface.
Optional: Stitch markers, row counter, thread or thin yarn for lifelines.
Sarah is a recovering sock addict who still can't stop buying skeins of fingering weight yarn and now is on a mission to use all of it to knit shawls, which are (as far as she's concerned) the perfect project because they can use any amount of yarn and always fit perfectly. You can find her full portfolio at www.ravelry.com/designers/