I've dabbled in most crafts, but now, I mostly I design knitwear. Always pushing to be more imaginative and innovative, I combine thoughtful details and techniques to create a beautiful product that ...
I've dabbled in most crafts, but now, I mostly I design knitwear. Always pushing to be more imaginative and innovative, I combine thoughtful details and techniques to create a beautiful product that is a joy to wear. I specialize in creating stitch patterns and inspiring modification.
All my life I have been a maker and used my hands to create. Knitting was one of the earliest crafts I was taught. I was four when my mother showed me the basics. I have grown to love knitting for it's variety - it can be simple and meditative, geometric and challenging, sculptural, fashionable, or any and all of the above in the same garment at different stages.
Elegant, luxurious, and warm, this stole can be crumpled up into a thick scarf, or worn over the shoulders of lovely dress. The lace pattern was created by the designer to recall the lines of traditional plaid, and is worked in blocks that can be rearranged for different effects.
The original published with Interweave as a large luxurious stole; the Designer's Cut also includes a smaller size for warmer seasons, as well as 5 variations on the lace pattern.
The Designer's Cut includes both charts and written instructions for the stitches, as well as diagrams of the different different overall patterns that can be created from the basic modules. You can see some of them in the projects. In the Interweave versions (IK Fall 2010, and the book Knitted Lace) the stitches are given in written instructions only.
For the larger, heavier stole, either laceweight held double or a light fingering weight yarn can be used. Yardage ranges from
550 - 2625 yards (503 - 2400 m).
A tutorial for the sideways stitch used in this pattern is on the designer's website.
14 sts and 23 rows = 3.5 (4)" blocked, for all variations. Although gauge is not essential for fit, different gauges can drastically alter the yardage required.