Lakyn

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. IMG_7001

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! 

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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.

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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.

Lakyn is available on Ravelry individually for $6.00 USD

Or as part of the Perfectly Placed e-book for $11.95 USD