Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Pattern: Filigree

Filigree Shawlette by Gabriella Henry. SweetPDesigns. Filigree is my latest design I am so excited to share.

Filigree was inspired by the Vintage yarn range by Skeinz.

Vintage DK is a great solid DK/8ply yarn, it's got a nice stitch definition, is easy to knit and comes in a pretty range of suitably vintage inspired colours. Filigree is the latest yarn in the range and is a kid/mohair laceweight (think kidsilk haze-like). In a clever move Skeinz have used the same colour palette so both yarns can be used together.

Filigree Shawlette by Gabriella Henry. SweetPDesignsFor Filigree I used the Vintage DK for the body of the shawlette - this means it knits up quite quickly and is great for TV knitting - and the mohair for a touch of romantic whimsy in the floaty edging.

100g of the DK gave me a small shawlette, ideal for wrapping around your shoulders, under a coat, or securing with a pin or brooch. BUT the pattern is written in such a way that you can make this any size you like depending on your yarn choice and yardage.

I think the monotone version (colourway is Pewter) has a vintage romantic look while stripes give a more modern look. It's amazing how just changing the colour scheme can make it look entirely different.

For this version I used Charcoal and a brighter green (Persian). I love how the lace pattern looks in the darker yarn.

In the pattern and in this photo tutorial I explain how to use the slip stitch selvedge method to make a neat top edge when changing colours in the body.

Filigree is a fun, relaxing knit and would make the perfect 'in between seasons' accesssory.

Filigree is available now on Ravelry for $5US.

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