April 24, 2016

Caridwen Scarf/Stole

Meet Caridwen!

Caridwen is an Aran Lace wrap, written in two sizes — a scarf featuring the main cable and side cables, and a stole featuring additional secondary cables.

The entire stitch pattern is both charted and written out line by line for each version (scarf or stole).

Sizes
Scarf (Stole)

Finished Measurements
Width: 7 (13) in / (18) 33 cm
Length: 66 (72) in / 167.5 (183) cm

Yarn
Cloudborn Fibers Wool Worsted Twist (100% Fine Highland Wool; 222 yds / 203 m per 100g skein); 2 (4) skeins.
As worked, samples used 418 (823) yds / 382 (753) m.
Shown in Violet Heather (Turquoise Heather).

Needles
US6 / 4mm needles, or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
24 sts and 25.5 rows in 4 in / 10 cm average over cabled pattern, blocked
The cable pattern is quite stretchy.
Precise gauge is not necessary, but alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements and finished size.

Notions
yarn needle, cable needle

Skills
Cabling, increases, decreases. Both charts and line by line instructions are included.

April 19, 2016

Sand Ripples Shawl

The Sand Ripples Shawl features a lovely bi-colored cable pattern, complementary lace edging, and short-rowed garter stitch body.

I love this one! I’ve sent it off to Anzula for their trunk shows (which means you all may get the chance to see it and try it on!) but this is one I’d love to keep and snuggle up in. The Anzula Cloud yarn is so luscious.

The edging, worked as a combination of stranding (for the cables) and intarsia (for the lace), is worked first.

Stitches are picked up along the edge for the short-rowed body. The body is in garter stitch, so once you’re picked up the stitches along the edge it turns into TV knitting.

Finished Measurements
Depth (edge): 6½ in / 16.5 cm
Depth (center): 14¾ in / 54 cm
Edge (inner): 68 in / 170.5 cm
Edge (outer): 80 in / 203 cm

Yarn
Anzula Cloud, 80% Merino Wool / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon (575 yds / 526 m per 4.02oz / 114g). 1 skein each MC and CC (545 yds / 498 m MC; 195 yds / 195 m CC). Shown in MC Victoria and CC Seaside.

Needles
US2 / 2.75mm, or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
28 sts and 32.5 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in edging pattern (blocked)
28 sts and 56 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in garter stitch
Precise gauge is not necessary, but alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements and finished size.

Notions
yarn needle
cable needle

Skills
lace; simple intarsia; stranding; cabling; short rows; reading charts

September 17, 2014

The Wild West volume 5: Lace 2

Just released is LACE 2, the final volume of my The Wild West: Patterns Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, Geology & History of Arizona e-book collection. Previous volumes include LACE 1, CABLES, STRANDED, and TEXTURED.

You can purchase the e-book or individual knitting patterns on Ravelry here.

Patterns included: Cereus, a laceweight crescent; Tricho, a fingering weight crescent with beads and garter stitch details; Ferru, a fingering weight crescent with garter stitch details; Buteo, a laceweight crescent with beads; Opuntia, a laceweight triangular shawl with an ombre beaded effect; Pygmy Owl, a laceweight stole with beads;  and Steller’s Jay, a one-skein fingering weight crescent.

Use code LACE2 to get $3 off the e-book between now and Sept. 26, 2014.

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