Mizu Shawlette - Beta Release and giveaway

Imagine going out for a quaint stroll through the woods: the trees are lush and full with richly colored leaves, the air is fresh and cool, and you can hear a babbling brook not too far off. The sunlight filters through the tree-tops, dancing across your face, but an unexpected gust of wind blows through, sending goosebumps across your skin.

Thankfully you brought along your most recent finished object, a light yet warm and cozy crescent shawl, the Mizu shawlette. A simple one-skein wonder project, but not without sophistication and grace. The body of the shawlette is worked up in sections of stockinette, divided by a fine line of slip stitches, for textural and visual interest. And to finish the design, a delicate and airy lace pattern, resembling water drops dripping off of leaves after a summer storm.

You wrap it around you and continue on your way...

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more."

-   Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, 1818

Due to the simplicity of the design, the pattern works well with colorful and busy color-ways and by using the slip stitches as a guiding point, can also be used with gradient yarns as well. However, it truly shines with semi-solid or solid colorways, such as Frida Fuchs yarns. 

This design was made in collaboration with Frida Fuchs yarns, an independent yarn maker located in Germany, headed by the two talented sisters, Jana and Julia. The yarn base is a simple superwash merino, named Hosenmatz, but like the design, which is simple in its conception, the final result is a warm and cozy shawlette with amazing drape and flow. Knit it up in Frida Fuchs's more luxurious yarn base, Schnieke, a merino and silk blend, for shine and silkiness. You can watch/read my review of Hosenmatz here.

I'm releasing the beta of the pattern as a free download until November 13th. The final version, which will include photos, any corrections and clarification, will be released November 20th. If you download the pattern, please add it to your favs on Ravelry! That would be super rad.

Edit: so I know I said that pattern support isn't provided for betas, but I'm making an adjustment to this. Pattern support is now provided for betas! So if you are stumped, email me away.

Beta is no longer available.

Please sign up for the Newsletter for Knitters so you can receive notification of the official release (and you'll get a free download of the SeaShell Shawl)!

Edit: thank you all for your patience in regards to downloading the pattern. Hopefully this will no longer give you anymore issues.


But that's not all! I'm also giving away one skein of Frida Fuchs Hosenmatz in the colorway Blaumohn as well as a copy of the final version of the Mizu Shawlette! The winner will be announced November 14th.
To enter, just follow the instructions below!
Win this delicious hank of yarn and a copy of the final version of the pattern!

Win this delicious hank of yarn and a copy of the final version of the pattern!