Loradee

Loradee has been a long time coming. I feel like I say that all the time now. This design actually premiered at the TNNA fashion show in Indianapolis this past spring. But then I brought it home, ripped it out completely and reworked it because I decided the short-rows were not quite right. But now, now they are just perfect I think! IMG_6658 Loradee is worked up in three different colors of Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone, an absolutely sumptuous blend of silk & wool in lovely muted colors. This is not my first design using Yellowstone, and it certainly won't be my last. There is also a gorgeous sweater in my upcoming book - I am kind of in love with this yarn. And Loradee is the first of a series of four striped shawls in the Yellowstone base. One design from the Perfectly Placed collection will be released each month until the end of the year. Loradee is striped and short-rowed shawl worked on the bias. It's asymmetrical shape makes the stripes and multi-colored wedges sing. It's worked from tip to long edge, but because of the short-row shaping there are very few rows where you have to work full length rows - even when it is at it's longest point. IMG_6644The top edging is a beautiful braid of all three colors and the bottom edging is a simple scalloped repeat in the silver grey. IMG_6656 Loradee is provided with written instructions only. The scalloped edging is too simple for a chart really, and once you get the hang of the short-row sections they are easy breezy. So pick your own 3 favorite colors of Yellowstone and get to knitting! IMG_6648 Needles: Size 8 needles (5.0 mm) Yarn: Yellowstone by Stitch Sprouts, 285 to 100g, 3 skeins - 1 each of Caldera, Old Faithful, and Ulysses. Gauge: 16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in blocked garter pattern Size: 54" wide and 27" deep after blocking Loradee is available on Ravelry individually for $6.00 USD and for $11.95 USD as part of the Perfectly Placed shawl collection  perfectly