Tess Young lives in the north west of England with her partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich her life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; shell ...
Tess Young lives in the north west of England with her partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich her life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; shell leave you to decide which brings which. For their part they often see Tess disappearing into her stash of yarn, vintage patterns, textiles and haberdashery, often to the sound of ah ooh and argh as pretty and precious items are either rediscovered or declared lost.
Tess designs are influenced by the south coast she grew up on and the north west coast on which she now lives. Her shared love of mountains leads to summer road trips and much hiking in Europe. These landscapes influence how she thinks about colour, form and structure, and function and wearability. However, Tess also loves the built environment and how we can build striking design into our everyday lives through mindful consideration of the spaces we inhabit. This too, she aims to capture in her designs, inspired by often fleeting experiences and lasting memories.
The Crowning Glory Lace Shawl combines the Crown of Glory Shetland Lace pattern with fern lace stitches to create a crescent shaped shawl.
The pattern provides instructions for two versions; one with the final lace repeat creating a ruffle, and the other with a slightly different repeat that still uses the Crown of Glory stitch but has fewer increases in the final repeats and doesn't have a ruffle.
The repeats of the shawl combine a lace section and reverse stocking stitch ridges. The lace section is knitted in pattern on both right and wrong sides which is surprisingly simple once you get the hang of it. Whilst some people find knitting a lace pattern on both right and wrong sides daunting; the shawl has been very successfully knitted by testers for whom it was their first lace pattern.
This shawl can also be knitted in laceweight yarns and guidance is given for making the most of the additional yardage of laceweight yarns - 50g for example of malabrigo lace is sufficient.
24 stitches and 24 rows = 10 x 10cm/ 4 inches x 4 inches over stocking stitch on 4mm needles.
437 yards of Fingering weight