I have just release Isolabella on Ravelry and thought I would share the design and its inspiration here in a little more detail.
Isolabella translates as ‘the beautiful lonely one’. I am always drawn to stunning single skeins of variegated sock yarn, often buying them as souvenirs from travels and treating myself to my favourite hand dyers’ latest creations. My stash is full of single skeins that need patterns that show off their beautiful colours. This pattern was born out of a desire to make my single skeins shine in all their glory.
Isolabella is a simple little garter stitch shawl that requires just one skein of sock yarn to complete. Its gently curving shape is created with short rows and eyelets.
The shawl is finished with a fun looped edging. The long curly points and light, lofty texture makes it ideal to wear as a scarf or shawlette.
I knitted this version with one ball of Lana Grossa Meilenweit Magico II that I purchased on a trip to Germany several years ago. It has been languishing in my stash just waiting for the right pattern. Isolabella perfectly shows off the long colour changes in this yarn.
I have also knitted a second sample in one of my favourite yarns, Lichen + Lace 80/20 sock in I See Seashells. This yarn has a very different look but again, the pattern highlights the beautiful colours really well.
Both samples will be at Yarndale with me next weekend along with the print pattern. I will also have some beautiful shades of Lichen + Lace sock yarn for sale on my stand. I hope to see you there!