You know those new novelty yarns that everyone is making boa scarves out of? Well, I made one, too, and decided that while it was fun…boas are not my thing. However, I REALLY, really liked the big-holed meshy yarn and wanted to do something else with it. There had to be something else one could do to show off the holes, right? I created the Kelp Forest Shawlette. It spirals out like a nautilus letting the big holes show, and making a lovely circle shawl in no time at all. It is been wildly popular…I mean downloads every single day since I uploaded it to Ravelry last August. Who knew?
I am going to teach it as a one-session class at Anacapa Fine Yarns in Ventura, for anyone (knitters or crocheters) who’d like to make it on Tues evening, September 18th, from 6-8pm. Click on the store link and scroll down for more info. The Kelp Forest Shawlette is a free pattern, and only uses 2-3 balls of yarn. There is only room for 8, so check it out soon. I hope to see some of you there.