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I am originally from Switzerland, but live in the US since ‘99. I have been knitting since I was about five years old and I mostly make my own designs and patterns. I started designing my own ...
I am originally from Switzerland, but live in the US since ‘99. I have been knitting since I was about five years old and I mostly make my own designs and patterns. I started designing my own sweaters and accessories (more or less successfully) at an early age, as that was just the way sweaters where done. Only later did I transition to indulging in the luxury of ready-made patterns.
During the other hours of my day I am a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach and I blog about healthy food and lifestyle.
I used to design and make mostly sweaters and other cold weather favs, (I did come from a snowy place, after all) but lately I have been on a lace shawl kick and just can't seem to stop!
You can see more of my designs under OwlCat Designs on Ravelry.
Thanks for your interest in my patterns and I hope you enjoy knitting the designs as much as I did making them for you!
Hold on to the soft light of early fall afternoons, warm your hands on a cup of tea and wrap your self in comfort. Hazy colors, you walk the winding paths between the last flowers in your garden as a gentle breeze carries the sound of buzzing bees and the scent of lavender over to where you enjoy the warming rays of the afternoon sun.
Top down shawl knit in fingering weight yarn.
Finished size: 60"/155 cm wingspan and 25"/65 cm center back.
(This is the main size, there are 2 spots where it can be made smaller)
Written and Charted instructions.
Skills required: Provisional cast on (tutorial), k, p, k2tog, ssk, yo, s2kpsso, working stitches tbl, Bind off.
This pattern was first released as a 'pick your own mystery' MKAL in September 2013.
Yarn: Fingering weight
Color A: 400yds / 366m
Color B: 120yds / 110m
Color C: 210yds / 192m
Needles: US 6 / 4mm circular, 32" min
Needle one size larger for some of the patterns used
spare circular needle for Provisional cast on
Gauge: Approx 20 sts = 4"/10cm over stockinette st after blocking
Gauge for this project is approximate
light beading - beads only in the Set Up Chart and along the bottom lace border: approx. 260 beads.(this is what I did and love it)
Full beading - beads in all the main sections of the shawl: approx. 930 beads
This shawl will look lovely with or without beads.
20 st/4" over stockinette
780 yards of Fingering weight