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Rosemarie's Garden Shawl


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Rosemarie's Garden Shawl honors the woman who taught me to knit and her magical west coast garden. Rosemarie's memories of our afternoons in her garden are lost to Alzheimer's but they remain some of my fondest childhood reflections. Integrating lace on garter and stockinette stitch backgrounds, all three pattern sizes capture the rich textures and foliage that grace the Pacific West Coast and Rosemarie's garden. The shawl's top-down construction begins with a panel of garter stitch which creates texture accentuated by the sheen and structure of silk blends, and makes for a rapid start to the project. For those who wear shawls around the neck kerchief-style, with the long tip in front, the garter stitches fold up gently with the lace cascading below. When worn around the shoulders this fabric provides extra warmth around the neck, right where it is needed most. Tips for adapting the design to personalize your Rosemarie's Garden Shawl are included throughout the pattern. Interchangeable charts may be repeated as many or few times as desired to achieve the perfect size. Transforming the pattern into a stockinette or all-over-lace version is easy with the assistance of these helpful tips from the designer. No two gardens are alike and our memories of the past are constantly shifting. With this in mind, Rosemarie's Garden Shawl is designed for versatility. Whether working from the design as written or following the tips to modify the shawl, this pattern is fun to knit, easy to memorize, and a timeless addition to your wardrobe. 2 Ply lace Yarn Requirements by Project size Kerchief: 238 m (260 yd) Shawlette: 518 m (566 yd) Shawl: 875 m (957 yd) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic increases and decreases Knit Purl GAUGE 30 sts x 45 rows per 4 inches/10 cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 28 x 12 inches (70 x 30 cm) 55 x 24 inches (140 x 60 cm) 66 x 31 inches (170 x 80 cm) SUGGESTED YARN 566 yards of Lace weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace COLORWAY Pistachio

Recommended with this pattern

  • 2.25 mm (US 1) 32" circular needles or size to achieve gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle

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Jah Doily Knits
Jah Doily Knits
Anastasia E White learnt to knit on a pair of pencils as a child but it was while completing her Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of British Columbia that she discovered a passion for textiles. Anastasia draws on her Jamaican and European heritage, the natural beauty of the Pacific West Coast and her keen understanding of art theory to influence her designs. In 2013 Anastasia E White launched JahDoily Knits featuring luxurious knitwear designs which are enjoyable to knit and wear. Her versatile patterns are tailored to add elegance to life and teach something new along the way.