Introducing a pretty new accessory for your spring and summer knitting: an asymmetrical triangular lace shawl called Notch. Knit in fingering weight yarn, it grows gradually from just three stitches to however long you'd like it to be.
Pattern: Notch, by Bonnie Sennott
Yarn: Louet Gems Fingering in Brick Red
Notch is now available in my Ravelry pattern store. Through Sunday, May 22, you can save $1 on this pattern with the coupon code NOTCH.
There are so many ways to wear this shawl . . . lightly draped across your shoulders, wrapped casually around your neck, fastened with a shawl pin. It's perfect for chilly summer mornings and cool evenings.
It's named after the "notch" that occurs naturally on one end of the bound-off edge—and also for the spot where we shot the photos, the Notch (part of the Holyoke Range State Park).
If you're ever in western Massachusetts and looking for a place to hike, be sure to visit the Notch. There are loads of great trails and amazing views of the surrounding valley. If you're not a fan of hiking, take a walk instead on the easy trail called the Laurel Loop. When the mountain laurels are in bloom, it's one of the prettiest places here in the Pioneer Valley.
There are two ways to save on the Notch right now: take $1 off with the coupon code NOTCH (ends Sunday). Or, take advantage of the new "create your own collection" feature in my Ravelry pattern store. When you buy four Blue Peninsula patterns at the same time, you'll automatically receive a 20 percent discount (no coupon code required).
Big thanks go to my sister Jackie for modeling the shawl while I took lots of pictures at the Notch, and to my sister Jenny for her careful tech editing (especially of the lace charts!).
Thank you very much for reading—and happy knitting.