“Tired as he was, Bilbo would have liked to stay a while.
Elvish singing is not a thing to miss,
in June under the stars”
“The Hobbit”, J. R. R. Tolkien
Fellow Canadian Josie Mercier, of Mercier Knitting Patterns, has recently published a gorgeous shawlette pattern using my Starry Night colour-way in Sparkle Sock. The Elvish Singing Shawlette is a deliciously lacy neck-edge-down shawl that uses a single skein of sock yarn.
|The Elvish Singing Shawlette|
I've been waiting eagerly for Josie to publish the pattern, because I can't wait to make one for myself. The main lace stitch on the body looks to be interesting, without making one want to pull out ones hair, and I am smitten with the way it transitions into the delicately-pointed edging. (The pattern thoughtfully has both written instructions and charts.) I am quite in love with the entire project, but my very, very favourite part is the amazing leafy motif on the top edge. See how gorgeous it is...
|The gorgeous leafy edge!|
The most difficult part of this project could be deciding which yarn to use; though I'm leaning toward this one. It's Sparkle Sock in the Robot Ninja colourway.