Posted by: spinnyknitter | May 17, 2016

Anniversary and Laneway Shawl pattern

I’m celebrating this month, it’s my sixth anniversary for my pattern design business.

I talk about this and other news in my May newsletter, if you are not receiving my newsletter,  I’d love it if you sign up.

I am excited to be publishing a new pattern today.  Laneway shawl is a slightly asymmetrical triangle, featuring bands of textured lace and a shaped garter stitch border on two sides.  The shawl begins with a few stitches at one wing tip and is knit across to the other wing tip, knitting the border as you go.  The shaped garter border is continued as a sideways bind off to complete the project.  The size is easily adjustable.



Laneway shawl is worked in DK weight yarn, so it knits up fast! The weight of the shawl is perfect for spring and fall and maybe some cool summer evenings in between, too. Not too light but definitely not too heavy either. And it literally flew off my needles, which was very satisfying.



I’m excited to tell you about the yarn I have used for Laneway Shawl. It is Desert Bloom yarns  Chic in the colorway Silverleaf Nightshade. This yarn is 50% Merino and 50% silk and it was so lovely to work with. I really loved having this project on the needles. The color is rich and saturated and the yarn is soft but substantial feeling as well. The stitch definition is perfect for showing off those bands of textured lace.

Be sure to check my newsletter coming out today for a special promotion to be offered by Desert Bloom yarns.


Laneway Shawl begins a new look to my pattern photography. The talented Sylvia McFadden agreed to shoot photos of my shawl and I couldn’t be more excited!

Sylvia is a photographer as well as a knitwear designer and she publishes patterns on Ravelry. Among other things, she’s the designer behind the hugely popular and really gorgeous Waiting for Rain Shawl. Check out her Ravelry shop here and her Instagram feed here.

My model is Nicola Hodges, and I love how her calm, serene personality shines through in the photos.




Starting today and running through to the end of May, I am having an Anniversary Sale on all my self-published patterns.  Buy two patterns at the regular price and receive a third pattern free.

Be sure to place all three patterns into your cart before checking out.  There is no coupon code required.

Happy May everyone!







  1. i just purchase this pattern along with a few other gorgeous patterns from you. I agree with you that your photographer and model are just perfect – the model captures an incredibly serene and romantic feeling that to me is what shawls are all about. May I ask you if you think this pattern would drape decently with a cotton blend yarn?

    • Thanks so much Vivian! I’m lucky to have such a talented photographer and model 🙂 As for using cotton yarn, I wouldn’t recommend using cotton for lace. Cotton has no memory or stretch so this will make blocking difficult or impossible. You are better off using a wool or a wool blend yarn. I hope this helps.

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