The Leila Pattern is now available!

Posted on July 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

Thanks for your patience folks! I came home after a long day at work yesterday, mostly filled with editing a huge Word file, and sat down to edit my own (not that huge) file! There were some final corrections that needed to be made but now the pattern is finished and ready for you!

Introducing Leila!

The pattern includes instructions for both the full size shawl and the shawlette size. All instructions are written out (yes, every single line!) and charted. The large shawl is knit in light fingering weight yarn, I used 2 skeins of Cashlana (sadly discontinued) for the sample you see above.

For the shawlette size, my aim was to write a pattern that could use sock yarn and required no more than the amount of yarn needed for a pair of socks. We all have way more sock yarn stashed than we'd like to admit, right? This shawlette took less than one skein of Socks that Rock Lightweight, and would work equally well with other sock yarns you may already own. At least for me, knitting this shawlette took much less time than knitting a pair of socks does! It's a great way to knit down your stash (if you're into that sort of thing that is).

Both sizes are included in one pattern for $5.00. Purchase from my e-junkie shopping cart or from Ravelry.

Here's a link to the official Leila Pattern Page with all the yardage and size measurements.

Or if you're ready to buy now, here are the purchase buttons!

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As always, please do not hesitate to contact me (click "Contact" above and fill out the form) with any questions!


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Leila Pattern: Coming Soon!

Posted on April 03, 2009 | 2 Comments

Leila went with us to Aruba so we could take pictures for the pattern . . . but somehow we ended up shotting in a corner of the hotel that hardly denotes the location! Oh well, at least it was sunny and the picture came out well! I wish the top edge hadn't rolled like that, but I think this picture shows the shawl off pretty well. It won't be the only shot of the shawl in the pattern, but it's currently the top contender for the front cover. What do you think?

I've been fighting with the chart for this pattern and think I've finally found a compromise between giving a chart but not leaving out the words. Unfortunately I think the pattern is going to be over 10 pages long because of all the different charts, but I've never heard of a knitter complain that a pattern was TOO detailed before, so I'm thinking this will be OK with most people! I'm including instructions written-out as well as the charts, and both versions (shawl & shawlette) will be included.

I've given myself a deadline to publish . . . now let's see if I can meet it!

Oh, and volunteer test knitter? Your pattern will be in your inbox this weekend! I promise!

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