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September Shawlette


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September Shawlette is a graceful, undulating lace topper to keep you cozy when the fall chill is in the air! shawlette starts with a garter tab you will repeat the motifs 6 times around, always keeping the first and last 5 sts in garter you will slip the first st of every row when working with the CCs, you do NOT need to break the MC, just carry it on the edge for the 3 rows I used the MC for the final BO - working one row with [k5, yo], repeated across, ending with a k5; then, on the WS, I BO as if to knit - blocking will keep this edge from curling up. directions are given both row-by-row and charted BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY ability to do lace -- yo's, ssk, k2tog, k3tog, sssk, etc willing to work many, many sts on rows ability to block lace to ensure it blooms! GAUGE 24 sts x 32 rows = 4" stockinette, worked flat and blocked SUGGESTED YARN 700 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Spring Gate Farm's Cashmere/Merino/Silk blend COLORWAY Christmas red, Lapis Lazuli, Sable Tan

Recommended with this pattern

  • approx 700 yards of heavy-fingering weight; sample used Spring Gate Farm's cashmere/silk/merino blend in MC = 300 yards, CC1 = 200 yards, CC2 = 200 yards
  • US #7 circ - 40-inch or longer
  • stitch markers (7)

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By Hand, With Heart
By Hand, With Heart
Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... traditional hand-knit designs with a modern twist. I now create designs for various knitwear outlets (including published designs in Knitters, INKnitters, Cast On), custom knit original designs, and self-publish my own patterns . I maintain a website ( where I discuss my work, my finds (reviewing books and supplies) and suggestions for teaching everyone this age-old art. I particularly love teaching all aspects of knitting ... from beginner to expert, from learning to read charts to designing your own. On most Saturdays, you can find me working at my LYS, Dog House Yarns in Culpeper. I am the exclusive designer for the cashmere-farm, Spring Gate Farm, located in Barboursville, VA. I earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) in 1988 and a BA in Print Journalism from Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) in 1983. I continue with my knitting education by attending seminars, voraciously reading all knitting books, magazines, and websites, and constantly honing my practical knitting skills. I was an active member of the Association of Knitwear Designers (which shut down, unfortunately). I am married, have 5 children (10 to 23 yrs) and keep busy homeschooling, working on the computer, writing articles, and knitting, knitting, knitting in rural Virginia. In 2008, a book I wrote was published "Great Yarns for the Close-Knit Family: over two dozen hand-knit designs inspired by a dozen fantastic family read-alouds"; a year later, another book I wrote hit the bookstores, "In His Image: Nurturing Creativity in the Heart of Your Home" (both are available on Amazon and other book outlets)..

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