Sometimes what you need is comfort knitting. Something rhythmic and intuitive. Something that falls easily under the fingers with a yarn that's ridiculously soft and easy on the hands. Seriously you guys I could knit with this stuff all day. Ok, sometimes I do. Sometimes all I do is knit. But that's another story. This story is about Lakyn.
Lakyn is a sideways shawlette worked up in Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone. It is part of the Perfectly Placed striped shawl collection. The stripes on this one are worked in Bison (Brown) & Eagle Peak (Green) and the end result reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mmmm.... ice cream. See? Comfort knitting. It reminds you of ice cream!
The diagonal patterning in between the stripes is worked with elongated slip stitches. Because it's slip stitch work, only one color is worked at a time - a striking result without any fiddly stranded knitting. The eyelet and ribbed border is added last by picking up stitches.
Lakyn is perfectly unisex, with a triangular shape that makes it ideal for a variety of wearing possibilities.
Needles: Size 7 needles (4.5 mm)
Yarn: Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone, 285 yards to 100 grams, sport weight, 80% Wool, 20% Silk
Gauge: 24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in blocked slip stitch stripe pattern.
Size: 60″ wide and 22" deep.
Or as part of the Perfectly Placed e-book for $11.95 USD