Friday, July 19, 2013

Patternum Novum: Shadow & Glow

After my last blog post about TNNA, a few of you wrote and asked about the grey and green shawl I was wearing in some of the photos. This one:

This was something I knit up back in May, when things were quite hectic and I needed something soothing and simple to relax with. And now, the pattern is written up so if you'd like something soothing and simple to knit, here it is.

Shadow & Glow - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)

Shadow & Glow is a square shawl -- a shape that happens to be incredibly versatile to wear. My favorite way to wear it is draped over my shoulders as in the first photo -- I like how the graduated stripes play against each other and how the top folds over like a little shawl collar. But you can also fold it in half to make a cushy triangular shawl, too.

And in light fingering weight yarn (Anzula Cloud for the main color -- one of my absolute favorites -- and Shibui Knits Cima for the contrast), it's light enough that you can just kind of scrunch it and wrap it around your neck like a scarf.

The specs...

Sizes: 34"/ 86.5 cm square; 48"/ 122 cm on the diagonal

Yarn: Anzula Cloud (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 575 yds/ 526 m per 114g), 1 skein in Elephant (MC) and Shibui Knits Cima (70% Alpaca, 30% Merino; 328 yds/ 300 m per 50g), 1 skein in Lumen (CC)

Needles: US 6 (4mm) circular needle, 32"/ 80 cm long and same size of needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. dpns, two circular needles) if not using Magic Loop technique

Gauge: 17 sts & 24 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch (in the round)

Shadow & Glow is knit from the center out beginning with a Provisional Cast On, after which it's all worked in Stockinette Stitch in the round. The pattern includes a little photo tutorial for the Provisional CO, as well as for the Magic Loop technique, in case you don't happen to be familiar with it.

For more information, check out Shadow & Glow on Ravelry here.


Margo said...

Hil- do you have any idea how beautiful you are?! Oh, and the shaw is pretty too. ;P

Jodi said...

Lovely shawl! I've never made a square shawl before -- intriguing.