Monday, October 24, 2011

Find A Penny

I designed this shawl, Find A Penny, because we knitters all have that one skein of yarn in our stash that we couldn't resist buying but now don't know what to make with it. These beautiful skeins call for a pattern that will enhance and showcase their beauty not hide it. 

This skein of Seda DK by Grinning Gargoyle was just that skein for me. The color was so bright and rich and the fiber so shinny that it begged to be knit in something I could wrap around my neck on a crisp fall day in Chicago.

That the colorway of the yarn is called Shinny Penny makes it even more perfect. I felt like a little girl who happens upon a penny while walking down the street when I saw this yarn across the room. 

I hope you enjoy knitting Find A Penny with your special skein of yarn as much as I did

Ravelry pageFind A Penny

Yarn - Grinning Gargoyle Seda DK in Shiny Penny (225 yds) - 1 skein
Needles - US size 7 (4.5 mm) circulars
Gauge41 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches in stockinette Stitch
Finished Size50 inch span and is 7.5 inches deep
Designer Notes  
This shawlett is constructed like most triangle shawls however I did it without the middle bit (standard cast on point) and started a few rows down to maximize the yardage while also giving it a more natural shape for around the neck. 

I have also provided two cast-off methods for Find A Penny the first being the standard rolled edge pictured above and the second being a picot edging which you can see pictured over here at Rambling Roses' blog.

The size of Find A Penny is easy to adjust for more or less yardage and I'm always happy to answer any questions!

Photos by Colid FitzGerald