Here are a few projects that I can share.
|photo by Orlane|
This pattern is called the Textured Shawl by Orlane . I'm going to use up some Louisa Harding Mulberry that has been sitting in the basement for 2 years. It's a beautiful silver pure silk yarn and I have, get this, 816 yards of this stuff! I'm a little shocked that I've left it for so long but I was honestly a bit afraid of it.
There is this pattern called Deirdre by Linden Down, that I also like. I have a great skein of Malabrigo Sock in blues and browns that would work up great in this pattern. I have a bit of a crush on Malabrigo and shawls apparently. I keep thinking shawls are for little old ladies, and yet they are so fun to knit and I love the way they look tucked into a coat or tied around my neck. Besides, there are so many amazing sock yarns out there to knit with!
|© Linden Heflin|
How about this great cardi by Drops in Rowan Felted Tweed. I have 4 skeins in a chocolate that have been sitting in the basement for far too long that would work great with this pattern. I have never knit a Drops pattern. They have lots of great designs, all are free and lots of people have said good thing about their yarn (something else I'd like to try).
|© Drops Design|
And then there is this great scarf by Sasha Kagan. I really like the simple lace pattern and the texture of the stockinette and garter stitch triangles. It's a very wide scarf that would certainly be a warm addition to my wardrobe. I was thinking of using up a cream acrylic blend that I have. I have maybe 3 skeins of of over 400 yards each.
The best thing about these patterns is that they're free and the yarn is already in my stash (or basement) which is such a bonus. Now if only I could knit all day...