Introducing Avana! A little collaboration between my lys YARN and I, which debuted at Stitches West this past weekend. Thanks to all your amazing feedback we have decided to release the pattern to everyone else ahead of when we had originally planned – it turns out you are ready to cast on Spring projects!!
Avana is a versatile shrug knit up in The Fibre Company’s beautiful Savannah DK yarn. The very loose gauge makes for a fast knit, and contributes to the amazing drape. It has an interesting and completely seamless construction and the lace edging is surprisingly simple, prefect for beginners who want to give lace a go. When folded in half it serves as a shawlette or scarf, or it can be worn as a shrug with the use of the armholes (yes there are armholes!).
I’m already eager to knit up another, perhaps using a different yarn. Because of the loose gauge you could easily match it from a wide range of different yarn weights – heavier yarn for a cosy knit, or stick with the light DK weight for a breezy summer project.
Yarn : 4 skeins Savannah DK by The Fibre Company; 50% wool/20% cotton/15% linen/15% soya ; 160yd, 50g; photographed in “Sage”. Or, 640yds/585m in Sport weight yarn.
Needles : US 10.5 [6.5mm] 24” circular; US 8 [5mm] 24” circular, set of DPNs; or sizes needed to obtain gauge.
A spare needle slightly smaller than largest circular for picking up provisionally cast on stitches
Gauge : 16.75 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10cm in St st on larger needles, after blocking.
Notions : Stitch marker, tapestry needle.