Welcome to May!

 

It's been a busy month here at the Spinster homestead. We put in four raised garden beds, I've been working on my book proposal for The Eternal Thread pattern book, teaching some kids how to knit, and I have two new designs for you this month. 

 
 
 The Solstice Capelet

The Solstice Capelet

Solstice Capelet

This is a super easy and totally modifiable ½ Pi Circle capelet. Made with any two yarn colors you like, it’s endlessly versatile. The Pi Shawl shaping does all the work for you and this capelet drapes over the shoulders and stays put. I made this one in two colors of Sincere Sheep Cormo Worsted: Winter Solstice, and Winter’s Night.

This capelet is knit with the Half Pi Shawl formula which consists of doubling the stitches in each section. We begin with 8 rows, the next section is 16 rows, the third section is 32 and so on. Since we are working with two yarns, be sure to carry your non-working yarn up the side of the work as you go. That way everything will be secure and woven in as you work and you’ll only need to weave in two final ends when you finish.

You can modify this pattern to knit the two yarns in any sequence you like, so long as you stick to the correct number of rows within each section.

 Printemps Cowl

Printemps Cowl

Printemps Cowl

French for 'Spring', the Printemps cowl calls in the verdant colors of spring, new green growth and expansion. This piece is fun, easy and a quick project to help you keep off a bit of the spring chill. Like the Solstice Capelet it's also knit in Sincere Sheep yarn. This one is Luminous DK in the color Virid. 

If you've never tried lace before, this is the project for you. The pattern comes with both written and charted instructions and the finished piece comes together in a snap. 

You can get both of these patterns here in the shop or on my Ravelry page. 

 
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