Simple is better than complicated

We can't help but notice that some of our favorite patterns are the most straightforward.  The Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Easy Folded Poncho is a perfect example.  Over the years you have seen dozens of samples in the shop created with all kinds of different yarns.  The simple stockinette rectangle that is folded in half and partially seamed is a pattern that calls out to be knit again and again.Kate recently finished a shawl that she feels is worth recreating.  The Lori Shawl from of Carrie Bostick Hoge's Simple Pleasures Collection that was published earlier this winter is a very simple garter stitch triangle.lori-04Once this shawl is wrapped around your shoulders, a bit of magic occurs.  As you snuggle into the folds of garter stitch the nubby texture gathers in drapes and folds that hold warmth and look effortlessly fabulous.  Kate created hers with 5 1/2 skeins of Green Mountain Spinnery's Alpaca Elegance.This is a pattern that can easily be worked on without much focus.  Social knitting or TV knitting at its best.  This shawl will be arriving in the shop later this year when all of us are eager to start knitting warmer Autumn knits.  We hope that you can stop by to try it on.  It will probably inspire you to get stitching.