I just released the Manta Ray pattern! It's a simple, elegant linen scarf employing mostly garter stitch, designed to showcase @maiwahandprints' gorgeous Naturally Dyed Organic Linen from their Honest Yarn collection. It only takes one skein of the fingering weight and they just released a bunch of gorgeous new colours.
When laid flat its shape is not unlike a Manta Ray. It can be worn wrapped around your neck as a cowl or decoratively draped and fastened with a pin. In the photos below I used a bone shawl pin from Maiwa.
Manta Ray is free via ravelry for newsletter subscribers until the end of the weekend!
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
I founded Vancouver Yarn in 2008 as a single space to hold as much of the textile awesomeness that I could find in and around Vancouver. Here on the VY blog I mostly share about local events, pattern releases as well as Community Highlights.
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