Friday, June 24, 2011

My First Attempt at Designing

Pardon my horrible pinning job - but here is my first ever shawlette design: Darcy Shawlette.  It's a small shawlette, meant to be worn around the neck.  It begins in stockinette stitch, in a traditional triangular, top-down construction, and ends in a circular lace border.  I'm finishing up the tech editing on my PDF and I have a few test knitters already knitting this shawlette up! It will be a free pattern, of course!  I'll keep you updated!!

I don't know that I'll ever become a "designer," but I had fun trying out something new by creating this shawl.  And after designing this shawl, I learned a lot about the design process and already have a bazillion ideas floating around in my head.  We'll see how it goes.  I have mad respect for those who design intricate garments.  I am humbled by your work and offer my pattern as a very amateur attempt at design.  :)

The Darcy Shawlette is knit in fingering wt yarn, approx. 400-440 yds in a US Size 7 circular needle.  If interested in test knitting this pattern, give me a holler.

Knit on and go out and try something NEW!



  1. Would be happy to test knit- I have knit 8 shawls in the past year.

  2. Looks lovely. Congrats on your first shawlette design. I love shawlettes.

  3. So pretty! I'd test knit for you, if you need it done. I'm trying to knit down my sock stash right now and have something that would work for it. :)

  4. OOO! It's really nice. Congrats on your first shawlette design!

  5. How fun and exciting! Lovely design!


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