The last design in the Amazing Luxury Knits Collection has been published. 'Mar Menor' is a small shawlette knitted in one skein of Araucania Botany Lace, which is, despite it's name, a sock weight yarn (4ply/fingering weight) yarn. I fell in love with the colour but a variegated yarn like this isn't always good with a lace pattern so I decided on a pattern that had a lot of stocking stitch with a few yarn over rows and cross stitch rows. I've recorded a video demonstrating the elongated cross stitch pattern and you can watch it here.
Cross Stitch Shawl & Scarf and in the Maja shawl which was published in Knitty in 2008. I've recorded a video which you can watch here. I also teach this technique plus several other elongated stitch techniques in my Daisy Class (the next workshop is on 29 May at Spin A Yarn).
shawlette is worked in a half-hexagon shape but there are double yarn overs (yarn forward) on every right side row and this creates longer front section, making it perfect to wrap around your neck.
Just south of the Costa Blanca is Mar Menor (on the Costa Calida) which is a salt water lake separated from the Med by a strip of land called La Manga. We love the beaches around Mar Menor although we avoid the La Manga side as it's a big resort full of high rise hotels. Driving through it once was enough.
I kept thinking about Mar Menor and in the end decided to name this design Mar Menor. I can imagine wearing strolling along the Mar Menor beach promenade in the evenings at sunset. The beaches where we visit have a long (very long) beach promenade with little outdoor restaurants dotted along it. There are some play areas too. It's a lovely area to stroll along in the evenings and it attracts a lot of cyclists too.
separately or as part of the Amazing Luxury Knits Collection. If you subscribed to the collection you will have received your pattern automatically by now. I will now start to compile all the designs for the Amazing Luxury Knits Collection into an e-book and subscribers will automatically be notified when the e-book is ready for download.
shawl. Go for it.