In case you didn’t notice, my very first third-party published pattern was released today in Knitty! I am beyond excited about it! From the front page, click on patterns and then find mine – Lilah. But be sure to check out all the other fantastic designs in this month’s issue as well! I really like the Rivercat Socks and Julia. And Verdant is very intriguing, too!
Designing this shawl was an absolute joy from beginning to end. I had what I wanted pictured in my head, and when I couldn’t find an existing pattern that fit what I wanted I decided to take the plunge and design it myself. It took a few swatches and several iterations of charts before the design started to come together. Once I had the design tweaked to my satisfaction, I knit all three version in record time – and truly enjoyed knitting each one – but especially spinning the yarn and knitting the large handspun version.
Once I had it written up, I decided to try submitting it to Knitty. Why not, right? And it got in!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Happy Knitting everyone!