Want a free pattern? What about this hat and mitt, provided by Lorna's Laces using the password of LL_Pattern1.
Photo provided by Lorna's Laces
Shown above using the Violin set. If it's sold out, don't worry, I'll get more quickly!
How about adding a full sized skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock to the mix and making one of the many options featured on Ravelry: Leftie, Ombre Quintet, Embouchure, On the Spice Market, Reverb Shawl, Gradiation.
So many lovely color options in these String Quintets and patterns. Totally makes me want to get ready for fall and knit some warm accessories!
What else is new from Lorna's Laces? I'm glad you asked (I mean, you did, right?)... SPECKLES. Yes, that's worth shouting. Lorna's Laces has released a series of dappled skeins to us on their Shepherd Sock and Solemate yarns. Really lovely to add to a pattern that needs a fun skein or to simply knit an awesome pair of cabled socks. I love speckled skeins for cabled socks or things like Zigzagular, where you want the yarn to shine but you also want a little bit of texture and flair.
I called Amanda (Queen of Yarn at LL) yesterday to ask what was with all the names of the speckled colors. She said that the new names like Paris and Prague are named for places that their staff would love to live. And then Minneapolis? Well. that purpley skein is named for Prince. How cool is that?
Shown above are Cozumel, Minneapolis and Tokyo all on Shepherd Sock (but also available on Solemate). You might noticed that this gives us over 130 colors of Shepherd Sock in multicolors alone- that doesn't even count the nearly solids or the stripes, which brings us well over 200!!