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Solstice Shawl


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I was so excited to be asked to design a shawlette based on Barbara Walker's stitch patterns. For the main body, I chose a small, allover eyelet that would not be in competition with the self-striping nature of the Regia. Barbara's beautiful "Shower Stitch" pattern grows fluidly out of the eyelets, forming a natural border for the shawl. I've decorated the spine with a classic horseshoe cable, which widens with the change of patterning. 6-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions for each section of lace. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on knit purl make a yarn over basic increasing basic decreasing basic cables GAUGE 22 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 40 inches wide; 20 inches deep SUGGESTED YARN 450 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Regia Design Line Kaffe Fasset COLORWAY #1080

Supplies Needed

  • REGIA Design Line "Hand-dye Effect" Kaffe Fasset, 100g balls, each approx 420m (70% Wool, 25% Polyamide, 5% Acrylic); 1 ball #1080
  • 1 size 4 (3.5mm) circular knitting needles, 60" long
  • 2 Stitch markers

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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.