May 22 2016 – Holly
Don't you just love one skein projects? We do! And we have a great one to share with you today: the Rondelay
shawl is a beautiful pattern with unique construction, and our shop sample used up just one skein of the lovely Tibetan Cloud by Lotus Yarns in shade 15! Using the wonders of short rows, this design features three half circles, making for a simple shawl with a clever design. Featuring garter stitch and yarn over eyelets, the rondel patterns overlap each other, creating a semi-circular overall shape that drapes beautifully. It's design suits both variegated yarns as well as it does solids, as you can see with our sample in this deep purple colour!
The yarn used in this shawl is 100% Tibetan yak, which isn't a fibre you come across very often. It is strong while being light and airy, really coming into it's own with lace stitch patterns. A solid 450 meters per skein means you'll have all you need to finish this shawl. The result is something dreamy: light as a feather and with wonderful drape. Tibetan Cloud comes in a stunning spectrum of deep jewel tones, as well as some natural shades. If you've never worked with a Yak fibre yarn before, Tibetan Cloud could definitely make you a fan!
The Rondelay shawl pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry individually, or within an ebook by Jennifer Dassau
which includes 5 patterns featuring short rows and garter stitch, all which use just one skein! We'll also be featuring the Piewhacket shawl in another post here on the blog very soon.
Have you ever knit with Yak fibre before? What's your favourite one-skein project?