I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other!
I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.
It's hard for me to believe that five years ago I joined a community of awesome farmers, dyers, spinners, potters, beaders, designers, and other fiber artists all participating in the Phat Fiber Sampler Box. This shawl is a tribute to Jessie and my "Phatties" - it uses samples from various boxes spun as singles and plied with a neutral grey merino.
The shawl is worked from the bottom tip up with a simple angled lace pattern. Because the increases are located along the center spine, the finished shape is like a squat diamond that results in a shawl collar when worn. This version has a lightly ruffled border along the top, but you could work that straight if you choose. This pattern works equally well in a finer yarn and at multiple sizes; let the spirit of the sampler box guide your knitting!
11 stitches and 19 rows to 4"/10cm in pattern stitch, blocked.
500 yards of Bulky weight