I was once lucky enough to go on an Alaskan cruise where experienced the beauty of Alaska's towns, rainforest and glaciers, and of course, I also went whale-watching. On one whale-watching tour, our guide identified a large humpback whale, well-known to locals as Flame, by the unique patterning of her fluke. Since the lace pattern of this shawl resembles the shape of whale's tale and the sample is worked in a wonderful shade of crimson, I thought it appropriate to name it after Flame.
This crescent shawl is worked top-down in one piece and shaped with short rows and edge bind-offs. I designed the patterning to be reversible, so it'll be attractive no matter how you choose to wear it. The twisted decreases used to form the lace pattern may be a newer technique for most knitters. However, with some patience and care, you will surely be rewarded with your end result.
(Sample worked in size L using Windy Valley Musk Ox Luxury Blend (45% qiviut, 45% merino, 10% silk; 1 oz, 218 yds); Color: 2016 Autumn Crimson; 2 balls.)
23 sts and 38 rows = 4"/ 10cm in St st.
435 yards of Lace weight
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Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also ...
Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also contributed designs to and worked with several yarn companies. Recently, I designed the Fall Collection for Manos del Uruguay yarns.
While knitting is my dominant craft now, I've always been a crafter and sewer. I used to make my own clothes in high school and made jewelry. Two years ago, I got a bit into silversmithing as well.
Aside from freelance design work, I am also have a couple of publishing projects coming down the pike. I also have a small boutique business, Crafty Diversions (craftydiversions.com), which distributes other designers' patterns and products to yarn shops and retailers.