My friend Rosie just finished the Shoals Tank last week and it is BEAUTIFUL! I’m not normally a lace person, but the texture is absolutely gorgeous, it only enhances the already stunning Quince & Co Sparow (on SALE until the end of July)!
The tank is worked in the round from the bottom up, the back and front are divided at armhole and worked flat. The straps are joined at the shoulder using the three-needle bind off (easy peasy)! The A-line shape is achieved by using different needle sizes, which is great, less for you to think about.
- Bust 30½ (33¼, 36, 38½, 41¼, 44, 46½, 49¼, 52, 54½)” [77.5, 84.5, 91, 98, 104, 112, 118, 125, 132, 138) cm]
- Size shown is 33¼” 84 cm worn with ¾” 2 cm negative ease.
- Quince & Co Sparow: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
- 32″ circular needles: 2.25/US1, 2.75/US2, 3.25/US3, and 3.5mm/US4
Manos Del Uruguay Alegria
Manos del Uruguay Alegria is an amazing sock yarn made from an easy-care blend of ultra-soft superwash merino with durable polyamide. Its “hand” is remarkably soft and resilient, and the bright, playful colorways would make exciting baby projects as well as socks.
- 75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide
- 100g/425m (445yds)
- Fingering/Sock weight
- 2.25 to 3mm (US1 to 3) needles
- Gauge 28 – 30 sts = 4″/10cm
- Machine wash in cool water, lay flat to dry
- Made in Uruguay
- Pattern Ideas
Sage Smudging Scarf
This pretty lace scarf would look gorgeous in any colour (aqua, muted pink, natural, whatever) – but how cool would it be in neon pink? Just a thought ….
Photo: Veronik Avery/Knitty.com
Lace Ribbon Scarf
I love this simple lace scarf, it’s so pretty and uncomplicated! As with scarves, needle size isn’t super important, just make sure your needle size matches your yarn.
- FREE Pattern
- 3.25mm/US3 needles (or appropriate size for your yarn)
- tapestry/darning needle
Leaf Lace Headband
What a great one-skein project! A quick headband is a great gift and satisfying little knit. It calls for Malabrigo Chunky, but you can use any bulky weight yarn that knits on a 6.5mm needle (see list below). It’s knit flat, from side to side, so you won’t need fancy needles, and the lace pattern is simple 4 row pattern repeat. You can finish it up by making an i-cord (or crochet loop) and a button, or just seam the two ends together.
Malabrigo Chunky: 1 skein
Diamond Luxury Baby Alpaca Sport: 1 skein
Malabrigo Mecha: 1 skein
Lamb’s Pride Bulky: 1 skein ON SALE!
Berroco Vintage Chunky: 1 skein (use 6mm/US10 needles)
- FREE Pattern
- 6.5mm/US10.5 needles
- tapestry needles
- button (optional)
This little number caught my attention immediately – how could you not fall for a FREE pattern for a super pretty little fall poncho? Plus, it’s knit up in buttery Malabrigo Merino Worsted. The yarn is a single ply and very flexible in terms of tension, and the designer has taken advantage of this and used a larger than normal needle – so it should knit up faster than expected – YAY!
Cancun Boxy Lace Top
This simple little summer top is lace top is super easy and novice-friendly. It’s knit in two rectangles from the bottom up and then seamed at the shoulders & sides to create the boxy shape. Great for beginners, especially those who want to try their hand at lace.
Quince & Co Sparrow 4 skeins (or more for larger)
Louet Euroflax Sport 2 skeins (or 3 for larger)
Cascade Ultra Pima 3 skeins
Not all freebies are created equally, check out some CORRECTIONS HERE.
The pattern is written for one size. To make it wider cast on more stitches, and to make it longer just knit for longer. Be sure to make a gauge swatch beforehand to see how your yarn is for size.