Chris recently designed Decay as a fun way to make a space dyed sock yarn work for him. Here is what he had to say about the design:
"I always wanted a shawl that was free form with yarn overs to give it a worn out and withered look, but I always had some difficulty conceiving and writing such a pattern. I was able to solve the problem with a skein of Merilon Sock by Black Trillium Fibres. Starting with a few stitches, increases and decreases form the body while the color of the yarn determines when to make easy yarn overs, all while being surrounded by a nice picot edging and bind off. As you knit mindlessly, you will be amazed at how lace-like the shawl will appear, especially when similar colors pool together. A single skein of sock yarn is all you need for a wearable kerchief, but you can always use more for a larger wrap to snuggle in, and ANY space dyed yarn can work."
We recommend Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock for this project. The Decay shawlette pattern can be purchased directly from Chris's Ravelry Store.