Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Shawl Patterns

I have 2 new shawl patterns out. The first which has be a while in the works is Dáiríne Stole


After one lovely sunny week in Trondheim (in March) and I thought spring had sprung. However I was oh so wrong, as we then got several inches of snow! The snow and cold kept coming while I longed for spring, and this shawl is the result of that! DÁIRÍNE is derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning “fruitful, fertile”. This stole is knit in three pieces and grafted together using the kitchner stitch. Sides A and B are knit from the bottom up, the center section is then worked in the round.
Note that the gauge listed above is relatively loose with 3mm needles, I suggest that tight knitters go up a needle size.
The shawl can be easily lengthened by increasing the number of vine chart repeats in sides A & B.

The second was a stream-of-consciousness knit that is easily customizable called Radiate

This semi-circular shawl is knitted using a combination of lace and cables. Beginning with a circular CO this shawl is knit top-down. The increases can be placed at any interval making the shawl easily customizable to any length or width.
Both are available on raverly.com for download. :)