New: Rain Chain Shawlette, ebook and yarn for you?

Back from Madrona, but it’s going to take a few days to be ready to properly blog about it. In the meantime, here’s something I’ve been wanting to tell you about for months!

Rain Chain Shawlette KP

I’ve been dying to wear this new piece for the last year, but I had to wait until it was published this month. This is my Rain Chain Shawlette.

Rain Chain Shawlette KP2

The shawlette is a sideways crescent triangle, one of my favorite shapes. It features a rain chain detail at the top edge, and spring flowers on the lower edge.

Rain Chain Shawlette in Velveteen

My prototype version features beads that look like raindrops both in the rain chains and in the flowers and edging, to add sparkle and drape. Instructions for bead placement are in the patttern.

Rain Chain Shawlette bead detail

The Rain Chain Shawlette is knit with Knit Picks Gloss Fingering, a 70/30 blend of merino wool and silk. The silk gives it a drape and a bit of a shine. This shawlette is in the new Knit Picks book, Little Luxuries, which is available as a physical book, and also as an e-book. The single pattern is also available from Knit Picks.

I”ve enjoyed looking through the book that just arrived; it includes 23 patterns for beautiful accessories such as shawls, cowls, hats, and mitts. All patterns use less than 100g of yarn.

I’m giving away a pdf copy of the Little Luxuries e-book, and 2 balls (100g total) of Gloss Fingering in the winner’s choice of color. Leave a comment and let me know which color you want to knit your Rain Chain Shawlette; color choices are here. I’ll pick a winner on Monday, February 27.

Rain Chain Shawlette gradient

The prototype before the prototype was knit with an end to end gradient from Alexandra’s Crafts.

Fibonacci and Fan

And now finally! The winner of Knitted Wit Victory Sock yarns to knit Fibonacci and Fan is Rhea Kohlman. Her pick? Snowy Woods, which is the color that launched the entire snowy line. Good choice! Rhea, I’m emailing you to get your addy.

So many things to knit! So many things to blog. Back soon, I promise.

35 responses to “New: Rain Chain Shawlette, ebook and yarn for you?

  1. Wow! Great job on the new pattern! Very pretty! I’ll pick Kenai.
    But a gradient! that would be really cool. 🙂

  2. Very nice pattern. Thanks for the give a way. When I win I would pick winter night. I hope I win.

  3. Such a pretty pattern and I love this yarn. I would choose Bordeaux for my color.

  4. Love the different edging designs in this shawlette. Nicely done👍

  5. Your rain chain shawlette is so beautiful! Congratulations!

  6. Very pretty shawlette. I think it would be beautiful in Bordeaux. Thanks for another chance to win.

  7. I would live to post a comment but it won’t let me so I will email you:

    I love the new shawl – Rain Chain

    I think Kenia would be a gorgeous color in this pattern!!


    Sent from Annie’s iPhone


  8. Wow, thank you for the giveaway! I’d make it in Velveteen. Such a pretty shawlette!

  9. Marion Fetters

    Masala. Beautiful shawl!

  10. Melanie Jackson

    Jade, I’m all about the green! Nice pattern, looks like a fun knit.

  11. Beautiful shawlette! Velveteen would make it the perfect springtime accessory.

  12. Ooh. I’d knit it in the BlackBerry colorway, and use Stormy blue beads so that they’re show up against the dark purple!

    You can tell I like beads based on my other page on ravelry. @pandorasslave

  13. Gorgeous! I believe Sterling is perfect for a simple elegance.

  14. I’d definitely use Kenai, and with beads of course! Something silvery/crystal-like, to resemble rain drops. Wonderful design!

  15. Winter Night would be my choice. Love the pattern a d the yarn

  16. Beautiful! I would pick Masala.

  17. Love New pattern ,would like to make it in the Jade.

  18. Winter night (I hate having to choose!)

  19. So pretty! So many gorgeous colors! Either the bordeau or jade. Or maybe the light grey/silver one. Hmmmm . . . ?.

  20. I’d most assuredly pick Jade to go with my eyes!!

  21. My idea of springtime fun would be this shawl in Clover!

  22. Rain Chain Shawlette in Sterling would be gorgeous. Thank you for a chance to win.

  23. Lovely! Bordeaux, I guess, although all the colors are beautiful. This looks like a great book of patterns.

  24. What a beautiful shawlette. I would do it in winter night.

  25. Pretty! I think that the Rain Chain Shawlette in Hawk would be nice.

  26. Beautiful addition to your designs! I could see sparkling beads of rain on Clover!

  27. What a gorgeous shawlette!! I like the Kenai color most, but they are all pretty colors. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  28. Beautiful shawl.. I think it would be lovely in Bordeaux

  29. Love the new pattern! I’m thinking it would be lovely in Winter Night 🙂

  30. I would make this in the Velveteen colour. I appreciate you showing this off – the knitpicks catalogue doesn’t show the beautiful detail of this shawl – a must make!

  31. I love the look of rain chain! I’m thinking I’d do it in Bordeaux with some high contrast beads. Silver or pink maybe? I do love gloss fingering: I even took my fern shawlette made in that yarn with me to India! It was perfect weight for airports and conferencer centres, even in the hot weather outside.

  32. Love the new pattern, had been awaiting your reveal. I would select Blackberry and add some lighter, perhaps silver beads as the raindrops.

  33. Bonnie McDevitt

    Rain Chain is the epitome of elegant simplicity! I’d pick Kenai or Clover, as both seem light/bright enough to show off the beautiful details. And I’d pick S/L crystal AB beads for some sparkle! Thanks so much for such a wonderful design!

  34. I’d love to knit this in Velveteen! Thanks for having a giveaway, Michele!😀