|Detail Petite Double Dutch|
|Petite Double Dutch|
My Petite Double Dutch was knit with Isager Alpaca Merino 2 on US size 3 needles. This yarn is finer than the yarn that I used for my pattern sample and I liked my swatch with the Isager knit on smaller needles. The finished shawl is approximately 43" long and 9.5" wide. This was my second Double Dutch.
My latest Rosebud was knit with baa ram ewe Titus , the same yarn that I used for the swatch that I sent to Interweave as a part of my design proposal. This was my second Rosebud.
(Perhaps you will view this last photo with eyes that are kinder than my own.) My sister shot this with her phone during our last meal (a very late lunch) in NYC. I was wearing my third Paper Lanterns shawlette.
I did make all three from the same yarn and on the same needles. Blue Moon Fiber Arts owns the original sample. My sister was gifted with my second one for Christmas, and I finally finished one for me to wear in March.
In January, the rights to this design came back to me. But as in most cases with third party publishers, I am not allowed to sell the Blue Moon Fiber Arts version of the pattern. I am currently in the process of writing a version using my own template and with my own photography. (Mr K took several dozen photos of me wearing the shawl last weekend.) (I kept thinking that only a fool would use me as a model... but the good news is that I am getting better at photo editing.)
I will let you know when the pattern becomes available. As always, thanks for reading and happy knitting!