Wednesday, June 11, 2014

a little pattern giveaway for you

(photo by J. Lassonde)

Hi, Knitters,
It is a busy time of year for everyone right about now with school and sports finishing up, banquets, music concerts, gardening, etc. It is all fun stuff but just a lot of everything. We have a daughter, our beloved Peachy, graduating from high school this weekend. Things have been quite hectic. We are hosting a graduation party for Peachy and her good friend at our house to celebrate their achievements. 

We are very proud of her.

In the meantime, while I am getting ready for the festivities, I thought I would share this beautiful new shawl pattern I received from Jennifer Lassonde. The shawl is called Tan House Brook.

Jennifer is the host of the wonderful Down Cellar Studio Podcast. I love her podcast.

Jennifer or BostonJen on Ravelry has recently released this lovely simple triangular shawl with elongated ends. She kindly sent me a copy for my library and she has generously offered one copy for each of 3 winners!

(photo by J. Lassonde)

I think this is a lovely shawl, simple but with some texture and detail. What a fun pattern to show off some beautiful yarns. The pattern can be made in fingering weight or worsted weight yarn. This just looks like the perfect summer knit. I've been hearing good things about this pattern so I think you will love it!

It looks like it takes 400 - 420 yards of a fingering weight knit on a US 7.

Here is a little information from Jennifer's Ravelry Project Page for the Tan House Brook Shawl:

This top-down, elongated triangular shawl is a great project for new and experienced knitters alike.
The simple stockinette section at the beginning helps you learn the increase pattern. Then we add in some fun texture in short bursts which should keep you interested throughout the project!
The result is a very wearable shawl that has a bit of lace without being too fancy for everyday use. Wear it over your shoulders or bandana style to add some warmth and fun to your look!
Finished Size
Fingering Weight: 56 inches wide. 18 inches deep
Worsted Weight: 64 inches wide. 22 inches deep
Please Note If your gauge is different than that listed, I highly recommend having more yarn available. Nearly all test knitters used very close to 400 yards. Instructions are available in the pattern for how to make pattern longer if you have more yarn and would like to use it up.
Suggested needles for Worsted Weight Version: US 9 (5.5 mm) with a gauge of 14 stitches over 4 inches in stockinette
Please leave a comment if you would like a free pdf copy of the Tan House Brook Shawl pattern! Please leave your Ravelry ID or email address in your comment so Jennifer can get your pattern to you if you win. Please only leave one comment on this blog post, there will be a delay before it will appear on the blog. 

Wish us luck this weekend. I am trying to keep my emotions in check. These milestones with my kids really get to me.

I'll be back soon to randomly select 3 lucky winners. Thank you to Jennifer for the opportunity. Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie