Product information "Leftie"

Leftovers. Everyone has them, everyone hoards them – especially when they are some precious hand-dyed yarn that is not always in stock.Well, now their time has come: Leftie is an asymmetrical shawlette that was designed to show off your favorite little leftovers.The stripes will swirl around your neck in a very flattering way, and the cute tiny leaves are the perfect way to make your favorite colors shine (they are created by just a few short rows). It‘s all garter stitch, so the knitting is all fun and relaxing. There are quite a couple of ends to weave in, but that‘s no problem, right?

You start with just three stitches, adding wider and wider rows and thereby forming a long and narrow triangle.The little leaves in contrast colors are formed by short rows that are explained in the pattern.This pattern, as the other triangular shawls I have designed, is very flexible: You can use any amount of yarn and end up with a small neckerchief, a small or bigger shawlette.The shawlette in the pictures used 165g of Wollmeise Pure 100% (ca. 130g in main color plus 5-7g of each of six different colors of contrasting leftovers).

The pattern "Leftie" is part of Martina Behms book "The Hitchhiker Collection".

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 24
Knitting experience: mostly relaxed
Needle Size: 2,5 mm / US 1-2
Project type: Shawl

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