I just realized that I had never introduced this new pattern on my blog, how silly! After the Delancey Cardigan, I really needed something fun and easy, enter Gowanus
(available for sale here).
You can call it a triangular scarf, or a shawl, or maybe even a scarflette (shawlette perhaps?) Whatever it is, I’ve always wanted to make something like this. I’ve made other attempts, but none came out so fully formed as this.
I bought the yarn last spring at a really fantastic yarn shop in Manhattan called School Products (no website unfortunately). If you ever get a chance you should definitely stop by. It’s always instant inspiration for me.
After knitting the sample I realized that I had done something really stupid. I had no idea who made the yarn. This is apparently a big no-no in the pattern authoring world. The label on the yarn said, “Wool- 50g”. I knew where it came from at least so I stopped back by to ask the shopkeeper and he said that he thought it was from an Italian yarn company called “Natural Fantasy”. Google was no help either. It’s a really beautiful yarn, so I especially regret not being able to give you more information about it. A new sample is forthcoming, so this won’t be a problem for too long.