Introducing…Zen Rain

When I learned that there would be a Sock Summit in 2011, I knew that I wanted to design something special with sock yarn to commemorate the occasion. I wanted a shawl that would be a souvenir of Portland, where it rains, and rains, and rains. I asked Lorajean Kelley of Knitted Wit to dye a cloudy gray sky for me, and she did it with Bling, which is merino, silk, and silver.

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This is Zen Rain. I was inspired by rain running down a window.

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It’s shallow, and really wide, with a girly-girl ruffle. The extra wingspan lets the ends twist in a riot of ruffles, if you’re inclined to wear it that way.

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You can also knit it with a more sedate ruffle, if you insist.

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You can purchase this pattern through Ravelry on the pattern page now, or at the Knitted Wit booth at Sock Summit in July. I’m hoping the only rain we see at Sock Summit is Zen Rain!

Would you like to do a Knitalong? I’m thinking it would be a fun June project. The pattern will be $6, but if you’d like to participate in a KAL, let me know in the comments and I’ll send you a coupon code for $1 off the pattern, now through June 4.

Thanks to Rachel Nichols, Tami Hawes, and Christina Morales for test knitting for me.

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12 responses to “Introducing…Zen Rain

  1. It’s beautiful! I really love it.

  2. A knitalong sounds like fun! And such a beautiful little wrap!

    Count me in.

  3. I would love to do a KAL!!! Count me in.

  4. Yes! I’m certainly interested; a KAL seems like just the perfect thing to begin my summer vacation! How fun it will be to see a whole bunch of Zen Rain at Sock Summit!

  5. I am totally going to wear this to sock summit:)

  6. I would love to be included in the knitalong! The shawl will be perfect for my office when the a/c is in overload and for my MIL for her next cruise! So I need to get moving if I want to make two!!!

  7. Lisa Burlingame

    I would love to do a KAL for this…being from Seattle, I could use a rainy shawl too! :)

  8. What a fabulous idea. Bling is a perfect collaborative match. It is zeny gorgeous…fun to wear. Congrats on another terrific design!

  9. Very cool shawl! I like that it’s super wide. I will try to knit along.

  10. that colour really does say cloudy grey sky doesn’t it? It’s all lovely. Am considering the KAL!