This shawl is derived from 3 of my favourite stitches: half-linen stitch; feather and fan lace; and twisted stitches (like cables but without the fiddly cable needles). The first prototypes had a simple feather and fan border, and although it is a lovely stitch I wanted the design to have more, and the lace in between the familiar pattern was created. The shawl is knit from the top-down, with short-row shaping to create a crescent shaped shawl. The loopy cast off edge is knitted, but could be swapped for a crochet hook if you prefer.
26 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in half-linen stitch
400 meters of Fingering weight
|Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
My Mum taught me to knit when I was a little girl, and I took it up again during Sixth Form. Through this, finding Ravelry, and my love of yarn because of Ravelry, I’ve also caught the dyeing bug ...
My Mum taught me to knit when I was a little girl, and I took it up again during Sixth Form. Through this, finding Ravelry, and my love of yarn because of Ravelry, I’ve also caught the dyeing bug this year (2012) and I’ve been concentrating on gradient yarns. In total excitement (and maybe over enthusiasm) I’ve opened my own Etsy shop: Gradiance Yarns. A selection of the DK colours can also be found in The Sheep Shop in Cambridge, which is run the lovely Sarah. I have also started designing my own patterns.View all patterns by designer (3) »