Rainland Shawlette Pattern Release

Rainland Shawlette by This Knitted Life. Pattern provides instructions for both DK and Sport weight yarn. Amazing one skein wonder. Sometimes simple is better.

Remember when I finished this baby? And the little grey version?

Well, the pattern is finally out. Tech edited, shiny, and everything. The best part is the pattern includes versions to accommodate both yarn weights: Sport and DK.

Rainland Shawlette by This Knitted Life. Pattern provides instructions for both DK and Sport weight yarn. Amazing one skein wonder. Sometimes simple is better.

I love this pattern because it is simple. Sometimes (most of the time) simple knitting is my favorite. Especially as yarns are so amazing and soft these days. The truth is I often feel like I don’t need a fancy pattern. My gorgeous yarn is enough.

I just want to knit it up.

Rainland Shawlette by This Knitted Life. Pattern provides instructions for both DK and Sport weight yarn. Amazing one skein wonder. Sometimes simple is better.

That’s why I love Rainland. It’s as basic as they come. I would have titled the pattern Basic Shawlette, Plain Jane Shawlette, or even Boring Shawlette, but those names have actually been used already on Ravelry.

So, we have Rainland. All you need to warm your shoulders on a drizzly (or truly rotten) day.

Rainland Shawlette by This Knitted Life. Pattern provides instructions for both DK and Sport weight yarn. Amazing one skein wonder. Sometimes simple is better.

Rainland is also super cool because it’s a one-skein wonder. If you have 360 yards (329 m) or so of a lovely skein of DK or Sport that’s been waiting for Just the Right Pattern in your stash…well, this just might be your number. Put those souvenir skeins to use!

Rainland Shawlette by This Knitted Life. Pattern provides instructions for both DK and Sport weight yarn. Amazing one skein wonder. Sometimes simple is better.

The stripy version of Rainland is knit in a handspun DK weight yarn that was gifted to me by a friend. Her sheep. Her spinning. Her dyeing. Special. I like wearing it “wrong side” out quite a bit also. The colors are fun that way.

The all-grey version was worked up in Madelinetosh Pashmina. Um, that’s amazing stuff. So soft with an out-of-this-world Drape Factor. It grew A LOT during blocking, and the pattern is written to accommodate that as well.

Rainland Shawlette by This Knitted Life. Pattern provides instructions for both DK and Sport weight yarn. Amazing one skein wonder. Sometimes simple is better.

I love these easy crescent shawls and could knit them over and over. I think they are very wearable in scarf or shawl formation, with substantial (but not too substantial) tail ends for wrapping or tying.

The bottom garter edge is knit first, followed by the stockinette middle. Simple wrap-and-turn style short rows create the crescent shape. If you are new to short rows, don’t fear. You can still do this. The written instructions are there and quite clear. This would actually be a good starter pattern for a knitter new to short rows, or someone who might need a refresher. There’s not a lot of other craziness going on to cause undo stress.

I believe in you.

Rainland Shawlette by This Knitted Life. Pattern provides instructions for both DK and Sport weight yarn. Amazing one skein wonder. Sometimes simple is better.

Rainland is available on Ravelry and Love Knitting for $5.00 USD. (Subscribers, check your emails. You should have a coupon code for 50% off. Mwah! I love you all!)

The holidays are fast approaching (Gasp! Faint! Cuss a little!), and this one-skein wonder just might make a nice gift for someone on your list.

Rainland Shawlette by This Knitted Life. Pattern provides instructions for both DK and Sport weight yarn. Amazing one skein wonder. Sometimes simple is better.

So, here’s to simple. And easy. And workhorse knits. A cheers to you!

I look forward to seeing you at the Yarn Along. I’m still listening to I’ll Give You the Sun* and reading Truly Madly Guilty* and loving both.  I haven’t made much progress on my audiobook because Reed insists on listening to his own stories, with which he is officially obsessed (The Magic Tree House* series). I think I am going to have to find the kid some wireless headphones so we can each enjoy our respective audio stories in the car. Already, we go our own way. So much for car chats. Sigh.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Alina October 12, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Congratulations on the pattern release!!! I really love the second version – the colors are beautifully mixed!!!

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise October 12, 2016 at 5:54 am

    beautiful shawl and what a sunny bright cheerful day when you did your photo shoot!!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life October 12, 2016 at 5:55 am

      Right? Except now we are facing a week of heavy rain! Dusting off the rubber rain boots now…

  • Reply Kat with a K October 12, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I absolutely love that handspun version! And, I think I have a skein or 10 laying around that would be perfect for this! Thank you!

  • Reply Amy Putkonen October 12, 2016 at 7:03 am

    I love how long the ends of the shawl are. That looks really cool. I agree, simple with great yarn is the BEST!

  • Reply Sarah October 12, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Beautiful pattern! Congratulations! My children are currently in love with Magic Tree House but they are unaware that there are audio versions and I don’t mind that at all because I kinda hate them- ha!

  • Reply Jeannie Gray October 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. When my kids were young, we spent many, many hours reading Magic Tree House books. Love the shawlette, btw. Looks like it would be great for gift knitting.

  • Reply Julie Crawford October 12, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    So pretty, and I love how different it looks from the grey to the more textured variegated yarn! Gorgeous.

  • Reply Stefanie October 12, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    It’s great how there can be such knitting versatility – solid, striping, or variegated – with your pattern.

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