|Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
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!
Sanguinella is a shawl as romantic as the sunset. Inspired by the color of the yarn, which reminds me of sunsets on snow covered mountains and its namesake, my favorite oranges. When the sun sets, the mountain top snow glitters and shines in a myriad of colors, sparkling like diamonds. and the last rays of sunlight dance and reflect over the mountain tops sending beams into the sky.
This crescent shaped shawl is worked in one piece from the top edge, with increases worked along the border, and uses just one skein of most sock yarns.
Lace patterning starts at intervals and expands into the main stockinette body of the shawl like mountains rising from a valley below.
The relative sturdiness of the top edge is what gives the shawl its shape and allows the lace pattern to retain some of the texture even after blocking.
This pattern is available with full written as well as charted instructions!
20 st = 4" over stockinette stitch after blocking. Gauge is not critical, but will affect yardage and overall size.
440 yards of Fingering weight