|This pattern was sent to me last week from my friend Julie.|
Have you heard of the pattern Ellison Bay? It is a shawl, a sister to Piper's Journey and Hyla Brook, all designed by Knitting Pipeline podcaster Paula Emons-Fuessle. All three shawls in the links were made using Quince and Company Yarn. I use every opportunity I have to spread the word on this line of yarn, it's made in the US using wool from local sheep. Please go and have a gander at their web page and their Look Book.
|The pattern has yarn over stitches creates an airy seam between the front and back panels.|
|Ellison Bay shawl|
|Twisted stitch looks like a cable...|
|Yarn overs create eyelet seams|
|This pattern is a fun knit, easy to make and the final product is beautiful.|
Are you thinking it will be too complicated? I found it so easy and it was quick to make. Maybe you have never made a shawl? Not to worry, I just got started knitting shawls this summer and I believe I've made at least ten since June. The skills required are not complex.
Here are my tips to you if you decide to knit this shawl:
- Snug fitting stitch markers- this pattern depends on the Yarn Overs staying in line. If you use a larger stitch marker, the yarn sometimes moves and the straight rib becomes messy.
- Tink (knit) backwards to correct mistakes. I have no luck pulling the needles out and ripping back if I have to correct a mistake involving a yarn over.
- Count the stitches between markers to be sure you have the same number for each front section and double that number for the back.
- When you are nearing the end of the garter section, be certain that the sections still have the same number in the front sections and double for the back.
- When doing the set up rows, make sure it lines up because the Eyelet mock cable stitches depend on there being proper alignment.
- When doing Row 3, be sure to check that you consistently PSSO, (pass slip stitch over). By this I mean, look at your progress, read your stitches and be sure you have a twist. If not, tink back earlier rather than later.
- Be prepared to seek out yarn for Ellison Bay, version two. :)
Consider joining us in the Ellison Bay KAL that we are starting. And please join our forum group on Ravelry.