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Grand Lake


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Although the stitch inspirations for Grand Lake come from fish scales and seashells, the end result reminded me strongly of architecture, specifically old movie theater architecture with its arches and flourishes and decorative motifs. Near Lake Merritt in Oakland, there is a 1920s movie palace called the Grand Lake. Kept open as a labor of love by its proprietors, the Grand Lake Theater is an Oakland landmark and a little piece of Americana with its beautifully cluttered mishmash of architectural styles. Wear your Grand Lake to a movie night and experience a little of the glamour of the old time movie palaces. The pattern for Grand Lake is modular and highly customizable. You can knit either of the listed sizes, or create your own. Pattern is both charted and written, so you can follow whichever instructions are more comfortable for you. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on Knit Purl Increase Decrease Pick up stitches Slip stitches GAUGE Small: 20 sts/29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 6 needles Large: 21 sts/34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 5 needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small: 52 inches wide, 21 inches in length Large: 64 inches wide, 23 inches in length

Recommended with this pattern

  • Small: 1 skein A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating [70% Alpaca, 20% Cashmere, 10% Silk; 400 yds per 100g skein]
  • Large: 1 skein A Verb for Keeping Warm High Twist [70% Merino, 30% Silk; 660 yds per 100gm skein]
  • Optional: 40 yards same weight yarn in contrast color for edging. Shown in Rocky Mountain Dyeworks Mistaya Lace.

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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the force. She designs knitwear whenever she gets half a chance.