So far in this series, I’ve covered different ways to make the most out of small amounts of yarn, combining it with commercial yarn, or combining it with other handspun. In this final post, I wanted to focus on patterns which could particularly show off the awesomeness of handspun.
There are many great example of modular knitting patterns on Ravelry. Modular means the knitting is done in smaller parts or modules, usually by knitting a portion, then picking up stitches on a contrasting edge and knitting on. In a similar way, short row shaping will put variegated yarn at angles to itself, making the most of the colour changes.
- Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian.
- Queen of Diamonds Scarf by Sybil R – freebie.
- Mandelbrot by Alex Tinsley – freebie.
- Short Row Scarf #70531AD by Lion Brand Yarn – freebie.
That concludes my round-up romp through my favourite handspun-friendly knitting patterns on Ravelry. If you have some ideas, I’d love to hear.
Best tutorial ever is Carol Feller’s free craftsy class on Short Row Shaping.
With modular knitting, you’ll need to do some picking up of the stitches.