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New pattern release :: Parlour shawl with La Bien Aimée!

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Introducing Parlour shawl :: Elegance with a wild side :: An asymmetrical triangle shawl knit flat from tip to edge, with a thrilling combination of two-color brioche, mesh lace short rows, and a simple eyelet garter stitch.

I am so excited to be finally sharing this very exciting collaboration with you!!  I started knitting this shawl back in the spring, and maybe you can tell that by the color palette that I chose in this beautiful yarn.  Seriously, I have to just gush here.  I fell in LOVE with La Bien Aimée when that adorable shop first opened.  A boutique yarn shop, in the middle of Paris, dyeing some of the most gorgeous yarn I have ever seen!!  I still remember when she had her first online shop update, I pounced on some of her Rainbow Graffiti DK yarn (because how could I not??), and was hooked.  I actually designed a pattern with that yarn!!  But back to the point.  To be collaborating with her is such a dream come true for me.  Paris, tea shops, colorful flowers – it all inspired this design. I just pictured myself sitting in her shop, knitting this shawl, drinking tea, and talking with friends.

firstphotoLet’s talk more about this yarn :: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles, light and airy, and great for any season.  For this shawl pattern, I used 3 full skeins, and 1 mini skein to add a pop of color and interest to the piece.  Aimée is working on dyeing up some fabulous kits for this shawl, so keep an eye out for an update sometime later this fall, which you will be able to find online at L’oisive Thé, as well as locally in her shop.  There are going to be some amazing color combinations!

Now, more about the pattern itself :: Parlour is an approachable, easy-to-wear color block shawl. It will keep you on your toes, starting with two-color brioche with twisted eyelets, adding a pop of color and interest with a mesh lace short row wedge, creating some relaxing simple eyelet garter fabric, and ending with another small mesh lace short row wedge to finish the look. It’s knit flat from tip to edge, and I promise, you will never get bored!  I think this could be a fantastic stash-buster too, I mean, think of the possibilities!!  Be sure to check out my Ravelry page for all of the information regarding the pattern.

 

Detail shot of the tiny "brioche buds" next to the lace wedge
Detail shot of the tiny “brioche buds” next to the lace wedge

Also, be sure to take advantage of my introductory offer :: Receive a 15% discount using coupon code PARLOUR at checkout all weekend long! Offer ends Sunday, September 11 at midnight Eastern.

Happy briocheing, dear friends!

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