Since my book, Finish-Free Knits, is now available (squee!!!), I'm going to share with you a little bit about the creation process of each of the designs, sharing one design from the book each week.
Intro from the book:
This is the perfect garment to add a touch of evening-night-out
elegance. It begins with a cable panel at the center back, which is
worked with two strands of yarn held together, then stitches are picked
up along the sides of the panel and the sleeves are worked (with a
single strand of yarn) to the cuffs. A stretchy picot bind-off around
the cuffs and body opening provides a feminine edge with a comfy fit.
Petal Socks pattern. This shrug was designed with the intention of highlighting this elegant lace and cable panel, with pretty picots and simple garter stitch.
Knit with 2 strands of yarn held together the bulky yarn enlarges the panel to spread beautifully along the center back. The single strand of yarn used for the garter stitch and picots adds a more subtle and finer touch to the shrug.
To help with picking up the stitches for the body trim, the book includes a tip for how to pick up a lot of stitches!