"Oh my god! What could it be? We're all doomed! Who's flying this thing?! Oh right, that would be me. Back to work"
The "Leaf on the Wind" shawl is the first in my Firefly/Serenity series (which will be sold individually and as part of an eBook). It has a unique seamless construction. It is initially knit in the round to make the center medallion, then partially bound off and worked flat, before the edging is knit on sideways.
If you are a fan of the show, the first design is based on Wash because he is awesome. It combines a leaf motif (from his quote "I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar") and a modified version of cables from his super sweet cable knit sweater. If you are not a fan of the show (watch it - you'll love it!!), it's just a really pretty cable knit shawl with flowers and leaves and cabled braids/knots.
The pattern includes written instructions (13 pages), complete charts for PRINTING (4 pages), and complete charts for DIGITAL users (2 pages).
* For lace weight you will need less than 800 yds (under 100g) and for fingering less than 1000 yds (under 300g) - Yarns shown in the photo - green = Knit Picks Shadow Tonal Lace in Canopy, blue = Knit Pick Stroll Tonal Fingering in Blue Yonder
* Yarn choice: The construction of this shawl may not be suitable to highly variegated or gradient yarns. The center medallion is circular, then the body is knitted flat, and the edging is knitted on sideways - this will cause three different pooling patterns for your yarn.
* For fingering weight use US 7 (4.5mm) needles
* Gauge listed is for lace weight but is not very important, for fingering the gauge is 28 sts x 40 rows in 4 inches reverse stockinette blocked
* Skills to know or learn for this project: knitting in the round (starting with a fews sts on DPNs and then moving to circulars), cables, lace, variable st counts for the leaves
* The written instructions and charts have been test knitted by several people
LACE: 21 sts x 30 rows or FINGERING: 28 sts x 40 rows in 4 inches in reverse stockinette, blocked. The gauge is not very important for this project.
800 yards of Lace weight
I taught myself to knit in 2005 and began designing in 2010. I love thinking up a shape or wacky concept and then figuring out how to make it into a functional, beautiful, three-dimensional object!
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