I was honored when Beatrice Perron Dahlen invited me to contribute to her MAINE knits book, a celebration of sea, farm and wild in Maine. It's really a thrill to be represented alongside some of my Maine knitting friends and peers, like Carrie Bostick Hoge, Bristol Ivy, Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Beatrice Perron Dahlen, Alicia Plummer, Leila Raabe, Elizabeth Smith, and Kristen TenDyke.
My contribution is the Cresting Waves shawl, knit in String Theory Yarn. As the name indicates, I went with the sea as my inspiration and came up with this simple shawl. As shown, the shawl only uses 1 skein/345 yards of fingering weight yarn, making it the perfect project for that special skein. Instructions are also provided for making deeper versions for a more generous shawl.
The lace border is worked first, then stitches are picked up along the edge for the body, which is worked in short rows. It's a great project for those nervous about tackling lace, because if you mess up a lace row, it's only about 20 stitches to pull back. You can read more about my thoughts on knitting, Maine and this design over on Bea's blog - Thread and Ladle. You can also pre-order the book on the site, which will ship in January. I've had a chance to see a proof of the whole book, and it really is lovely, filled with great patterns and beautiful photography.
More to come on the book in January, including information about a launch party! :)