10.03.2012

Batana: October's Adorn Anew Pattern!

Batana
Ready for October's Adorn Anew Pattern?  Introducing BATANA!  Batana is all about getting to use those special buttons you have in your stash!  I don’t know about you, but I hoard unique buttons, and then never have anything to do with them... this scarflette with it’s shaped lace border and garter stitch body is the perfect solution!
Batana
It was time to design something with a sport weight yarn, and when Katie at Blue Sky Alpaca's gave me a skein of their Metalico at TNNA last June I knew right away what to do with it! When I landed home and unpacked I rifled through my button stash and landed on this gorgeous porcelain button hand-made by my friend Melissa.  Then the skein and button sat there staring at me until I had time to play with them.  While in Iceland, this just flew off the needles... in fact, I think I finished it before we landed in Reykjavik! 
Batana
Batana uses approx. 75 yards of Metalico, which means if you are careful, you will get 2 out of one skein!  To achieve the shaping on the bottom edges, Batana is worked in two halves and grafted in the middle.  It's only 8 rows of the lacy border, and then you are onto garter stitch shaping, directions are included for a fancy one-row buttonhole that might soon become your favorite way to work them! I'm thrilled with how Adorn Anew is shaping up, I've been loving breaking away from the smaller jewelry pieces and I hope you are enjoying it too.
Batana
Batana is available as part of the Adorn Anew collection, or as an individual pattern. You can purchase it either through my website, Ravelry, or Craftsy, whichever you prefer!

4 comments:

  1. very pretty! I have a whole random button box I could put to use with this pattern...

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  2. Just came across Melissa's booth at Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester NH. Got my buttons. Ready to begin.

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    1. Wonderful! Can't wait to see what you chose!

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