Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Patterns from the BadCat

Check out this pattern from Andrea of BadCat Designs! Rav link here and a new sock pattern here.

Athena is a very nice television or traveling knit. Even the lace is simple enough that it doesn't require all of your attention, but the addition of beads in both the garter stitch top and lace edges gives the shawl some substance and glam. As it is knit in a fingering weight yarn it would make a quick shawl for the holidays! (hmmm...I might have to make one in a deep, rich red and wear it for Christmas!)

One of the best things about BadCat Designs is no matter how many of her patterns I have knit, Andrea always manages to teach me something. This shawl uses a few different methods of adding beads, another useful technique to add to my bag of tricks.

I am going stash diving now, those socks are calling to me. :)


1 comment:

Amanda said...

Very nice! Now I'm going to have to add it to my ever lengthening queue.