Wednesday, March 23, 2016

An elegant shawl pattern for free

"Abalone" is a brand new shawl pattern and beautiful for summer, posted for your knitting pleasure just recently. Knit with her own Nurturing Fibres lace weight yarn and designed by Carle' Dehning who spins, dyes, weaves, knits, and laughs! You can find her in her Ravelry group called "Nurturing Fibres," which is also the name of her web site where she offers her yarn. Abalone is a free pattern and so very beautiful. 

You can also use Carle's "super twist sock" yarn for the shawl pattern. Nurturing Fibres yarn is available in several different weights and textures and a plethora of OOAK colors. Carle' explains why she chose that name for her yarns:
"I chose the name Nurturing Fibres for my Indie dyeing label because I nurture colour into the yarn and then you, the knitter, crocheter, weaver then nurture the yarn into a garment. Finally the garment nurtures and comforts."
She focuses on merino wool, cotton, and mohair in different weights.
The colorways used in the prototype shawl pattern are Venice and Satchel. If you don't see the colorway in stock, you can message Carle' and she will help you. A 3.5mm or US 4 needle is used and 547 yards (500m) of yarn is needed.  I just love the yarnover edging, so elegant and perfect for summer evenings after the sun goes down.  Abalone is knit flat and crescent-shaped. Thank you Carle'.

 You can find the Abalone shawl pattern here. The designer is located in South Africa and she can be reached via email.

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