These last few weeks I have hardly picked up a ball of yarn. But I have got two magazines patterns ready and on Ravelry.
The first is the Cockleshell Wrap. This was originally in Knit last spring.
The wrap is made of two pieces which are sewn together in an L shape. The wrap can be used like this or the ends can be seamed to form a cowl.
The L can be worn in various ways, with the point at the front or the back.
I used J&S 2 ply lace weight, but it could also be knitted in other lace weight yarns.
The second pattern was in Knit Now about a year ago. This is the Ferns and Flowers Cape.
For this, I took stitch patterns from both the Shetland and Estonian traditions.
The cape is knitted from the neck down. The body of the piece is quite short, but the lace edging is wide, consisting of several insertions separated by steeks with Fern Lace at the bottom.
This is also a lace weight pattern, this time knit up in Debbie Bliss Rialto.
Both patterns are sized for child (teen, adult, plus) and have charts and row-by-row instructions.