Have you ever bought yarn that you looked at later and thought, “What the %$%%^ was I thinking??” I bought some sock yarn called Purl Diver Adorn Sock from A Good Yarn in Sarasota Florida. Bright. Real bright. Too bright. You need retina reattachment surgery after just looking at it!
Anyway, while at knitting camp this summer, I saw a pattern worked up in yarns that made Purl Diver look blah. And the pattern worked well in these over-the-top yarns. The pattern is a one-skein shawlette called Trillian, and it is ingenious, fun, and very easy to knit…just repeat two rows until you are almost done. It is equally nice in lovely, tame colors!!
It is long and skinny and you work it until you have ~10% of your yarn left and then you work some finishing rows. This means you shouldn’t run out of yarn!
This shows the cute corner:
I think this is a great pattern for any of those skeins of sock yarn you may have floating around that seemed great in the skein and then a bit “too much” when given a second glance!! Or that lovely sock yarn you want people to be able to SEE!