Love Potion No. 1
His and Hers Shawls
She loves the feeling of comfort and warmth this wool shawl provides when the chilling winds howl during fall and winter. He loves the shawl for similar reasons, but especially because it reminds him of her.
This 2-in-1 pattern features eyelets, texture, and short-row construction. There are slight differences between the two patterns, but both versions include the eye catching short-row angles that give this shawl its unique shape. With these angles and your choice of the two yarn colors, you decide how feminine or masculine the end result will be.
Size: 70" Wide, 23" Deep, 42" Angle
Yarn: 2 hanks Madeline Tosh Light, 100% merino wool. The sample of her version was knit using 300 yds. or 1 hank Saffron (MC) and 400 yds. or 1 hank Golden Hickory (CC). For his version I used Badlands (MC) and Teddy Bear (CC) fingering weight.
Gauge: 21sts and 36 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch.
Needles: Circular # 6 US/4.0mm - 32" or 40" length.
Misc: 4 stitch markers, 48" waste yarn for lifeline, tapestry needle, blocking wire (optional), plenty of rust proof pins for blocking.
21 sts. and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
700 yards of Fingering weight
Like so many, I learned to knit as a young girl but never on a regular basis. Then in 2007, a devastating illness left me unable to speak or walk more than a few steps due to lost muscle control. ...
Like so many, I learned to knit as a young girl but never on a regular basis. Then in 2007, a devastating illness left me unable to speak or walk more than a few steps due to lost muscle control. Confined to a chair day-in and day-out with nothing but my computer, I decided to reach out to people over the Internet for interaction and entertainment. This led to new interests, and for a time I enjoyed drawing in pencil. In 2010 I returned to knitting which now consumes most of my time. More recently, I started designing knitwear which fills my days with purpose and joy. Now, six years after the start of my illness, I am able to speak, although my pitch is very squeaky, and partial recovery of muscle control allows me to walk again. Life is good!View all patterns by designer (15) »