I've dabbled in most crafts, but now, I mostly I design knitwear. Always pushing to be more imaginative and innovative, I combine thoughtful details and techniques to create a beautiful product that ...
I've dabbled in most crafts, but now, I mostly I design knitwear. Always pushing to be more imaginative and innovative, I combine thoughtful details and techniques to create a beautiful product that is a joy to wear. I specialize in creating stitch patterns and inspiring modification.
All my life I have been a maker and used my hands to create. Knitting was one of the earliest crafts I was taught. I was four when my mother showed me the basics. I have grown to love knitting for it's variety - it can be simple and meditative, geometric and challenging, sculptural, fashionable, or any and all of the above in the same garment at different stages.
This shrug is a combination of traditional lace patterns, techniques, and the frequent need for a little something to cover the shoulders. It is versatile, practical, comfortable, and above all beautiful. You can layer it over a dress for a formal event, or pair it with a tank top and jeans for a girl's night out.
This shrug is knit from a provisional cast on at the center back down to the cuff, eliminating the need to graft at the back. A traditional shawl edging technique is used for the bell shaped cuff. Tips for customizing the sizes are included.
The pattern includes charts and line-by-line instructions for the lace, schematics, and notes on alterations.
There are many yarns that would be excellent for this pattern.Any sock weight yarn with natural elasticity would work well.
Sizes: (XS, S, M, L, XL)
Upper Arm Circumference: (8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17)"/ (20.5-23, 25.5-28, 30.5-33, 35.5-38, 40.5-43) cm
Cross Back (shoulder to shoulder): (14, 15, 16, 17, 17.5)"/ (35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 44.5) cm
Yardage for each size: (450, 600, 750, 900, 1050) yds. This includes a bit for swatching, and differences in knitting.
Each size will fit a wide range, due to the stretchiness of the lace, and the ease of altering the length as you knit.
26.5 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in print of the wave lace pattern