About a year ago, I visited Schafer Yarn (Interlaken, NY) and found a quaint shop in the backyard of a house. Cheryl, the proprietress, has officially retired . . . but her shop is open by chance, by appointment, or–as I’ve always found: on Thursday afternoons. You can read a lovely review here.
I picked out some Helene yarn (50% Merino, 50% silk) and I have been dreaming of uses ever since. Well, actually, I have been hoping to hoard it in my stash, but stash-busting calls! So, while traveling this summer I grabbed the two hanks I had on hand and said: I will find a pattern for this yarn! And I did.
Things to know:
- Meandering is available for FREE!!!! until the end of 2015. Go get it!
- The pattern is incredibly versatile: you can knit several different sizes and styles (with or without beads) with just one or two charts
- The pattern works for nearly all types of yarn
- It’s a simple repeat (once you get the hang of it) based on the pattern ‘Japanese Feather’
- If you have not worked with charts before, you should check out a tutorial, like this one from Tin Can Knits; or this great book, Charts Made Simple. The pattern only includes charts