Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Patternum Novum: Glacerie Shawl

Lately, I've had accessories on the brain. I'm not sure what did it, but after a lengthy devotion to sweater-knitting, all I've been able to think about lately is accessories, particularly those one wears around the neck, and specifically shawls. Enter, Glacerie:

Glacerie Shawl - $5 on Ravelry (no account required)

Glacerie (a French ice cream shop) is a fresh and pretty shawl that comes in two sizes: a smaller shawlette (seen above), and a more substantial, larger size that also serves as a canvas to play a bit more with color.

The shawl is knit from the top down and has a long and narrow triangular shape. The Stockinette portion at the top forms the base for the pretty scallop lace pattern with garter stitch finishing the edge. The lace pattern is subtle and simple, and I've included written directions and charts, both.

With its long-and-narrow shape, the small size is perfect, I think, for wrapping around your neck to wear as a scarf. Using a DK or sport weight yarn for the main/base color gives it a little structure.

And the larger size, done all in fingering weight yarns, has a bit more drape.

I had a lot of fun playing with color in these shawls and took full advantage of the season's neons-with-neutrals trend. I've been a little obsessed with the bright lime green Koigu in the small sample and, in my head, have been calling that version of the pattern Old Fashioned Lime-Vanilla Ice (from Dandelion Wine, which is so lovely and you should read it immediately). In these colors, Glacerie is a very springtimey shawl, but I can also see it for the cooler seasons in greys and burgundies, black and white -- really, anything...

The specs...
Sizes: Small (Large)
Length of top, straight edge: 48 (62.5)"/ 122 (159) cm
Height at center: 16.25 (21)"/41.5 (53.5) cm

SmallMC: 155 yds/142 m DK or sport weight yarn; shown in Malabrigo Arroyo (100% Merino; 335 yds/306 m per 100g) in color Natural
CC: 150 yds/137 m fingering weight yarn; shown in Koigu KPM (100% Merino; 175 yds /160 m per 50g)
Large - MC: 340 yds/311 m fingering weight yarn; shown in Anzula Cloud (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 575 yds/526 m per 114g) in color Avocado
CC1: 65 yds/60 m fingering weight yarn; shown in Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino, 440 yds/402 m per 100g) in color Natural
CC2: 185 yds/169 m fingering weight yarn; shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino; 420 yds/384 m per 100g) in color Torchere

US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 32”/ 80 cm in length, or size needed to obtain gauge

Small - 21 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette St & Scallop Lace
Large - 22 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette St & Scallop Lace

For more information, you can see Glacerie on Ravelry here.


Jodi said...

Oh Hilary, that's really cute! I'm going to have to make one. : )

Unknown said...

I love the lime and white colour combo. So fresh and springy, perfect for this time of year!

Casey said...

I love this - and the colors are gorgeous. I'm adding this to my queue.

Alex said...


peaknits said...

What a sweet shawl, I love it, and the name is fantastic!

Kate said...

Dandelion Wine is my favorite book! Just about perfect. Try Green Shadows, White Whale; it's wonderful, too.

Audry said...

What a perfect pattern to play with colors. And I love the colorful background you used too. It really makes the colors pop!

Unknown said...

So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love the lime and white! It's got a very vintage feel to it!

juicyknits said...

I love this!

Claudia Bugh said...

Hilary this is so stunning!!! You've designed many beautiful pieces and this is no exception, and it's a classic ~