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!
scriptum est ab Hilary die 10/08/2011