New store samples: Holden Shawlette & Hakusa July 10, 2012 – Posted in: Project Ideas, Store Samples

I’m on a bit of a shawl/wrap/scarf kick lately as these seem to be just the right kinds of projects for summer knitting (and wearing) – small, portable, lightweight, and oh so pretty.

Holden Shawlette

This Holden Shawlette (pattern by Mindy Wilkes) came off the needles just yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with the pairing of Handmaiden’s Sea Silk in Saltspray with the simple lace motif which, as the designer points out, is reminiscent of little waves breaking on the shore. The pattern itself was a breeze to knit and the result is as beautiful as it is delicate. I loved knitting this one so much, I’ve already cast on another – this time something cozy for the winter in Handmaiden Cashmere / Silk.

You can view details about our version of the Holden Shawlette (yarn specifics, needle size used, etc.) on our Ravelry project page here.

Hakusa

This Hakusa by Kirsten Johnstone was actually finished before Lisa and I headed off to TNNA but I only just found the time to photograph it. It’s an exquisite shawl/neck scarf knit with Habu’s Silk Stainless Steel paired with Fine Merino. It’s a great project if you want to experiment with yarns from Habu Textiles but don’t yet want to commit to a larger or more challenging project. Light and airy with interesting texture – Hakusa is a perfect choice for leisurely summer knitting.

You can view details about our version of Hakusa (yarn specifics, needle size used, etc.) on our Ravelry project page here.

– Melissa