Monday, June 1, 2015

Design Release: Paper Lanterns

Sample Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts®, Socks That Rock®, mediumweight
Yarn Required: 350-400 yd of any sport or fingering weight sock yarn

On its one year anniversary, the rights to my Paper Lanterns design reverted back to me.  This evening, I released a newly formatted version on Ravelry.

The regular price for the pattern will be $5.00.  In order to (belatedly) celebrate its first anniversary, and to jointly celebrate the upcoming fourth anniversary of my blog, you can purchase it now through June 12, 2105, for 25% off using the coupon code, "happyanniversary".

Paper Lanterns is a great pattern to use with any high-contrast, seriously variegated skein of sock yarn, as well as a solid or lightly variegated one.
The edging of the Paper Lanterns shawlette incorporates eyelet holes and wrapped-and-dropped stitches to create a string of circular lanterns.

This is a really FUN to knit pattern!  And you don't have to take my word for it...  Some of the 2014 Rockin' Sock Club members have given me permission to quote their comments from their Ravelry project pages.

"LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the shawl, amazing yarn! The pattern is very well written, easy to follow and the little lanterns are so pretty. Can’t wait to block it and wear it."  ~ mamayaga"

Enjoyed it much more once Nine Maidens was finished, then did 3/4 of this shawlette in a couple of days. Interesting pattern with a fun edging."  ~ catmama

"I loved making this - the pattern knit up quickly and the stitch sequence was easy to remember."  ~ Amelie31

In a personal message Amielie31 wrote, "That scarf is one of my Blue Moon favorites. In fact, just this week I was looking through my stash for yarn to make it again. I gave the original one to my mom and now I want one to keep! Version #2 is in my queue for later this summer…" 

"I loved this project! I was finally able to memorize it when I was on the last half of the decreases. I think it looks good even un-blocked. It drapes nicely like a scarf."  ~ spaznurse