Patterns & Kits
Lakeside Yarn Designs
This pattern is an asymmetrical adaptation of our 2011 Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop design, the Sideways Surprise Shawlette. It is knit sideways using 4 skeins of Shibui Staccato and 3 skeins of Shibui Cima (held 2 strands together), and the self-fringe is built in -- created by dropping the stockinette stitch border down to the cast on. Since it may be knitted in any yarn at any gauge, we love it in different “mixes” of Shibui yarns to create custom fabrics.
A triangular shawl knit sideways in a textured box stitch pattern, increasing on one side to the halfway point, then decreasing on the same side to the end. The surprise is the built-in self-fringe, created by dropping the stockinette stitch border down to the cast on. The fringe is not cut, so it stays lovely and twirly for the life of the shawl.Price
In the fall of 2010, a customer arrived at Lakeside Yarn (then Coldwater Collaborative) with a photo of a very beautiful (and expensive ) mohair infinity wrap by a very famous ready to wear designer and wanted to know where the pattern and yarn were! We obliged and our own take on the wrap has been a shop favorite for over 2 years now.Price
This pattern is based on Lakeside's pattern from the 2010 Twin Cities Yarn Shop Hop and uses an old favorite-feather and fan lace. We have knitted a circular cowl using a different color in three broad bands. The bands fold over and across each other in soft pleats thanks to the nature of the lace pattern and the cowl seems to take on a different look every time you wear it!Price
The "Bob Blanket", a perennial favorite at Coldwater Collaborative, has been revamped to create several multi-colored garter stitch striped garments in different gauge yarns and fiber contents. The original pattern, now out of print, required cutting the yarn after every row and reattaching at the beginning of each row to accommodate the fringe. But this version is knit in the round and has a built-in fringe which is dropped down and braided once the knitting is completed.Price