Stained Glass Shawlette
First in the Glass Collection of short row centric patterns, Stained Glass is a shawlette designed to use colour to play off the shaping that short rows can provide as a design feature. Built from the bottom up, with 4 large wedges of short rows that curve upwards and outwards on the outer edge from the shawl point. This shawlette is a quick but fantastic project for yourself and for gifting.
In Stained glass I wanted to play with two colours in a way that both showcased and tamed the more variegated yarn. With each wave and line separating the panes in a stained glass design.
Frosted Glass Gloves
Second in the Glass Collection of short row centric patterns, Frosted Glass fingerless gloves are designed to use colour to play off the shaping that short rows can provide as a design feature, whilst also utilising short rows as a non-standard construction technique to great effect. Paired with the Stained glass shawlette, you can use 2 x 50g fingering weight skeins to create them both and still have enough left over for a reverse colour pair of gloves.
For these gloves I wanted to keep with the idea of stained glass but this project was largely about how short rows can be used to create new and interesting construction.
Blown Glass Shawl
Blown Glass is the third pattern in the Glass Collection of short row-centric patterns, it utilises the same techniques as found in the Stained Glass Shawlette to new effect.
With Blown Glass I wanted to capture the waved effect as seen on many blown glass bowls, whilst also adding some simple but beautiful detail in the border to emulate some of the intricate details that artisans create in their blown glass pieces.