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I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Winterlude

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic lace knitting Skills

Pattern Description:

Winterlude was designed and knit for the 2010 Winter Knitting Olympics. Worked from the bottom up with increases on each edge this triangluar shape lace shawl incorporates BOTH lace and cables on a ribbed base. As with all my designs the pattern is both charted and written out. The "really cool loopy i-cord" edging I devised for this piece can be worked with, or without, beads.


23 sts and 28 rows=4 inches in st st (before blocking)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 60 inches across top x 24 inches deep (after blocking)


  • Schaefer Yarn Audrey (50% silk/ 50% wool, 4 oz [112 g] / 700 yds [640 m]) or other fingering weight yarn; approx 700 yards
  • Size 7 [4.5 mm] 32" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Two Size 7 [4.5 mm] double pointed needles
  • Length of smooth scrap yarn: approx 24" fingering weight

You Will Also Need:

  • 480 Color A Size 8 glass seed beads; approx 12 grams (optional)
  • 240 Color B Size 8 glass seed beads; approx 6 grams (optional)
  • Dental Floss Threader (optional)

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