Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Lace Eater Shawl

The Lace Eater Shawl KAL starts on September the 1st!
Have you got your yarn ready?

The Lace Eater came from a desire to depict the all-consuming passion that lace knitting inspires in those of us addicted to lace knitting. 
Cables twist and turn as they move across the surface of the knitted fabric - undulating - consuming the lace … like an infection.
The Lace Eater, an elongated triangular crescent shawl, will challenge lace lovers. You will be required to work from multiple charts, to work increases and decreases on RS and WS rows. Nupps and gathered stitches give texture to the fabric, while cables consume lace motifs as they advance across the fabric.
Rippling with cables and lace, wrap the The Lace Eater shawl about your shoulders and celebrate your lace addiction!
Succumb to your lace addiction - join us for the Lace Eater KAL(when the pattern becomes available for download September 1st), in my Ravelry Group: Lace Eater Designs, and knit this fascinating shawl with others celebrating their lace addiction.
The pattern will be available for purchase on September the 1st

Yarn Substitution:
Choose a solid or only slightly variegated fingering weight (NZ 4 ply) yarn for this shawl in order to highlight the textural nature of the fabric produced.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dandelion Stitch Sampler Shawl

I kinda forgot about this .... but it is so much fun to knit, that it's worth remembering!

Dandelion is a crescent shaped shawl made up of ten different stitch patterns embedded in a background of soothing stocking stitch, worked from the top down. You may not have encountered all these stitch patterns before, but they ARE fun to knit. I get bored easily, so I really enjoyed working each of the stitch patterns once only, and then moving on to the next one. Each stitch pattern is fully explained and the directions are completely written. There are some charts where they are useful, but you don't need to read a chart to complete this shawl.

I love the yarn - Madelinetosh Dandelion in Lepiodoptra and Forestry. The jewel like colours positively glow and complement each other well. Any solid, or semi-solid 4 ply / fingering weight yarn will work, and you will need about 210 and 230 metres (230 and 252 yards) of each colour.
It's available in my Ravelry store .... here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Lace Eater

I've been working on a new shawl.
I call it Frankenshawl ...

I don't really, but laying out all my little swatches helped me to figure out size, and the rate of increases I needed along the neck edge, and generally whether it was worth continuing.

I had a few mishaps....

But I'm glad I stuck with it ...