So very excited to reveal the second collection of new patterns from Whisky Bay Woollens - Coastal Chill.
There is a definite focus on lace for this collection, and although there is a strong Summer vibe, the patterns are all about the transitions between seasons and going with the flow.
Dune is a long shawl with an impressive fringe, that incorporates a geometric lace stitch pattern with a cotton/hemp yarn. It's flowing and drapey, and great for layering, and who doesn't love a good fringe? Retro summer shawls will never fall from fashion as far as I'm concerned.
Low Tide are some super sweet little anklets with a panel of lace across the top of the foot. Written for Miss Click Clack Merri Creek Sock yarn, these lovelies are truly Made in Melbourne.
I am finding a new love for handknitted socks in the form of anklets too - they are just so cosy to pad around the house early in the morning, or tuck your toes into as the night air cools. These are already in high rotation as we slip from Summer into Autumn here in the southern hemisphere.
Urchin is another beanie, because I doubt anyone can have too many beanies. Lace-and-cable ribs are just so accommodating when it comes to stretch and slouch, and the loose gauge this pattern is knit at only adds to the comfy feel.
I've used Isager Jensen, which is available in Australia from Sunspun Fine Yarns, but Shilasdair Luxury DK or Rowan Felted Tweed DK would also be excellent choices. This little baby is going to be a favourite for many, including my teenager who has already nabbed all the samples for herself and her friends!
All patterns have charts and written instructions, and two sizes have been included for both Low Tide and Urchin.So, get your chill on. Slow down. Relax. Enjoy.