By Suzanne Somer, aka Sosu, this Breakfast for Dinner is an intriguing shawl that will keep you enthralled as you knit it.
It is a great opportunity to combine yarns are varying weights into one spectacular piece.
Please note you should get the pattern directly from her through her Ravelry Page here. This web page offers yarns that we put together especially for this kit.
Here is what Suzanne writes:
Breakfast for Dinner – the best of two worlds!
Do you also have random skeins of beautiful hand-dyed yarn in different weights in your stash and never dared to combine them?
Combining awesome things makes them even better, just like in this shawl: brioche, mohair, garter stitch, marled colors, stripes, textures and i-cords. This asymmetric shawl has it all!
The Breakfast for Dinner shawl is knit sideways on the bias in marled (one-color) brioche, with one strand of lace weight yarn and one strand of mohair lace held together. This super fluffy fabric is broken up with section of garter stitch in the lace color only. This not only adds textural interest, but also lets the lace colorway shine on its own. To add an additional splash of color, garter stitch sections in a contrasting fingering-weight color are added to the lower part of the shawl. A little two-color brioche at the very end gives the contrast color even more room to shine.
For the i-cord you can either use a fourth color (as pictured below) or use your fingering weight contrast color instead. I decided to go for a more subtle border, as I happened to have a color in my stash that matched the marled brioche exactly.
Suzanne suggests the following for knitting this shawl:
Yardage: 1606 m / 1756 yards in total
- Color A (lace): 800 m / 875 yards
- Color B (mohair): 420 m / 459 yards
- Color C (fingering): 366 m / 400 yards
- Color D (i-cord): 20 m / 22 yards or use C instead
We are not offering the same colors or yarns that Suzanne used in her original. You can see what we have in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that. The other photos show Suzanne's original and are shown with her permission.
Our kits contain the yarns described below, A, B, and C.
Kit #1 has as its colorways:
A = From Manos del Uruguay, Marina. Each skein is 100% superwash merino wool, with 874 yards per 100g skein. The colorway is Denim, a perfect blue melody, ranging from the deep dark indigo of new jeans to the very light faded blue of your favorite old ones. One skein per kit.
B= From Lana Grossa, Silkhair Degrade is a 70% mohair/ 30% silk with 437 yards/ 50g. The colors are beautifully dyed to gradually change throughout the ball. (Note that this is a bit less in yardage than recommended but so close that we feel we can offer one ball per kit.)
This is Colorway #803, a graiently changing colorway including Royal/Teal/Grey/Smoke/Navy. One skein per kit.
C= From Katia, Air Lux, 70% viscose/ 30% virgin wool, with 328 yards/ 50g ball. It has an amazing shine to it. This is a colorway that the Katia people named Light Blue but to my eye it is Silver with perhaps a whisper of blue to it. Two skeins per kit.
Kit #2 includes, one skein each:
A= Again from Manos del Uruguay, Marina. This colorway is Rosa, soft and delightful blend of pinks and peaches and roses.
B= Again Silkhair Degrade, this time Color #807, blending colors of Red/Charcoal/Rose.
C= Ella Rae Lace Merino, a 100% superwash merino fingering weight yarn with 460 yards/ 100g skein. This colorway is a rich variegated of mostly reds, changing tones from true red deepening into a-close-to-but-not-quite black.
If you want to add beads, we have that option in the drop-down menu above. It will be up to you where you put them; they are not part of the patttern. We can give you 20 grams of size 6/0, about 240 beads, in a color selected to work well with your kit.
Remember to get your pattern directly from Suzanne through her Ravelry Page here.