Saturday, October 8, 2011

Patternum Novum: Keravnos Shawl



Just before returning to work a couple of weeks ago (which, even though I'm only working part time now, has me wishing there were an extra, say, 6 hours in the day), I completed another collaborative project with Tess' Designer Yarns for their booth at Vogue Knitting Live. Introducing...

Keravnos - $6.00 via Ravelry (no account is needed)



Finished size: 46"/117cm wingspan, 22.5"/57cm height

Yarn requirements: 1 skein of Tess' Designer Yarns Kitten (65% Cashmere, 35% Silk, 325 yds/297m per 100g skein)

Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) circular needles, at least 24”/60cm in length

Gauge: 26 sts & 30 rows = 4"/10cm in Stockinette stitch; 17 sts & 23 rows = 4”/10cm in Zigzag Lace Trellis



Keravnos ("thunderbolt" in Greek) combines two stitch patterns: Zigzag Lace Trellis and Arrowhead Lace (both from Barbara Walker's Treasury of Stitch Patterns). Combined, they create a geometric, modern, and wearable piece.



Keravnos is knit from the top down and takes exactly 1 skein of Kitten (which, let's be honest, is the softest yarn I've ever felt). Instructions are included on how to enlarge the shawl, which is easily done if you have extra yarn you'd like to use up.



This is a great project for beginning lace knitters and is fun to knit! The lace patterns are uncomplicated and simple to memorize and the pattern includes charts and written directions for both.



It's not too early to start thinking about holiday knitting...Kervnos is a wearable one-skein project -- the perfect gift!

14 comments:

French Press Knits said...

This is too perfect- I absolutely love it. It has so much character, stunning.

Monica said...

It is beautiful! Love that is a pattern simple enough for a beginner yet looks very fancy.

MrPuffy said...

Congratulations on another super design! A sophisticated result with an easy knit ~ it doesn't get better than that ~ Note to self: Must visit Tess Designer Yarns on-line :)))

Jodi said...

So pretty, Hilary! I'm so impressed that you're managing to squeeze in pattern-writing time.

Clumsy Knitter said...

So beautiful! I love how the contrast shows up in your photos. I can't believe you had time to design a lace shawl though. Wow!

Thea said...

beautiful!!

limescented said...

How lovely! I love geometric lace, especially when two stitch patterns are married together so well.

Lyrick said...

The shawl is beautiful! This will be the next project I cast on.

Katie said...

Beautiful!

Karina said...

What a lovely design, Hilary!

Karina said...

Gorgeous shawl, Hilary!

Larkin said...

Um, yeah, HEY LITTLE MISS THING THING! I just saw your pattern in the latest Knitscene!!!

Don't worry, you're going to quit your dayjob soon and be a SAHM and knitwear designer. I just know it.

Julie said...

Wow - back to work, a new-ish adorable baby, AND you're finding time to design more fabulous projects. Like all of your work, this shawl is absolutely lovely. Must. Add. To. Queue. NOW!

CanarySanctuary said...

That is such a stunning and stately shawl! I love the lace structure (and the fantastic name you've given it, too!)