leafprints shawlette

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back in september, my friend erica, who works for kollage yarns, invited me to design a little shawlette in their delicious milk and cotton yarn called creamy. one stipulation—we needed to work fast to make a photography deadline.

so i put together a simple triangle design in one size to show off this soft yarn to its best advantage, using a favorite openwork leaf stitch combined with garter (who doesn’t love garter stitch?) and knit it up. when i showed the finished piece on the blog, your response was a big “YAY!” and “when can i buy the pattern?”.

well, the pattern was released at stitches east a couple of weekends ago; i was honored to have it featured in the fashion show at this event. and now kollage has made it available it for general sale, just in time for holiday knitting.

this is the kind of knit that keeps the giving mood going—quick, easy and fun to make (more than once, even!), with luscious results for the little time and attention it requires. the yarn has gorgeous drape and sheen; its next-to-the-skin softness can’t be beat. and if that weren’t enough, the fiber content works for any climate—you don’t even have to know who you’re knitting for yet.

this design will work in several kollage yarns, including creamy (shown here), 1/2 N 1/2 (a milk/wool blend), and sock-a-licious (wool/silk/nylon).

kollage is making the pattern available as a download exclusively through patternfish—you can purchase a copy or view complete details by clicking here. you can also ask for this pattern at local yarn shops that carry kollage products.

kollage yarns is a dedicated supporter of independent designers, generous with both materials and enthusiasm for our work. in addition, their intriguing collection of top-quality all-season and alternative fibers is unchallenged in the marketplace. i am very pleased to be associated with such a wonderful company.

much appreciation from both myself and erica for the work of the fabulous test knitters who stepped up to knit this project on a very tight deadline—agnes, phoebe, and karolyn, what would we do without you? thanks so much to each of you!

37 thoughts on “leafprints shawlette

  1. Yes! I bought the kit at Stitches East. It’s a lovely turquoise color. I look forward to knitting it.

  2. Anne, at first I didn’t think I needed to try milk yarn — but your beautiful pattern makes it too tempting! This fabric looks wonderful.

  3. The reaction to this shawl has been wonderful– enormous and adulatory, without exception. Brilliant work on short notice, Anne, and it’s so good too to hear of your great experience with Kollage. They’ve certainly been terrific for us to work with!

  4. Just beautiful!
    I am in the middle of a self-imposed destashing program through the end of the year, but Kollage Creamy is one of the new yarns I have to buy/try for 2011.
    I love this peach colorway.

  5. I have some of this yarn that I haven’t done anything with yet – so this lovely pattern is my answer! It’s such a soft yarn and I think this shawlette will make up very quickly. Thank you, again, for your talent and skill. I don’t know how to design patterns (yet) so I’m always thrilled to find something so pretty.

  6. mmmmm love this pattern. might have to put it at the FRONT of my queue.
    thanks os much anne for another glorious design.

  7. Cute shawlette! Love it. The leaves when viewed upside down remind me of a swarm of pretty moths. It would appear that I have bugs/ insects on the brain-lol. Love the flow of the leaves in this pattern.

  8. Very pretty, but wow is that a pricey pattern! Kollage is not thinking about the economic downturn.

  9. Fantastic! I’ve been waiting for this one as it’s just so beautiful! The printer is making obliging noises as I type! I think It’s going to be a dramatic handspun with sparkles… 🙂

  10. Gorgeous pattern. Add another one to my to be knit list. I need a couple of extra pairs of hands. Great gift idea!

  11. It is just gorgeous and looked fabulous on the runway at Stitches East! I bought my pattern too 🙂 Maybe I’ll have it knit by next years Sock Camp?! hopefully 🙂

  12. Love it Anne. Ran off and got it at patternfish. Is it possible that this could jog me from my les abeilles obsession???

  13. Oh Anne!!! that is so beautiful! And just to let you know, I’m knitting the gridiron sock and the roger sock for my nephews for Christmas. Gorgeous patterns. Thanks!

  14. I really love this one a lot. It’s like the falling leaves that I see on a windy day. Very pretty!!

  15. Long time lurker, but that is too beautiful not too comment. It looks so lovely, soft, and feminine. I have fallen madly in love.

  16. you have done it again…..i am so in awe of your ability to design and implement in such short time….! this is one more pattern i can’t wait to cast on!

  17. That’s wonderful, where can I buy the pattern? I tried the search, it wasn’t there! Yikes! I so need it!……….Cheers……..Janie

  18. Lovely work, Anne. I’m a great fan of your shawl patterns and enjoyed your finishing class very much at Knit Nation this summer. Am currently making the Luciole shawl.

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