Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pattern Novum :: Irida, new and improved

Last June, I was pleased as punch to have a shawl design included in the first issue of Ply Magazine. Since then, I've received several inquiries regarding if and when the design's pattern would be available as an individual download. Well, I'm happy to say that, as of today, it is -- and with some upgrades, too!

Irida - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)

The original Irida pattern (the rainbow flavor) came in just one size and was designed specifically for a skein of beautiful, one-of-a-kind ombré handspun yarn. It's a top-down triangle with a simple lacey chevron pattern that's great for beginning knitters - even those who have never made a shawl before. The new and improved Irida not only includes updated pattern instructions and photos, but also an option for a larger size, which I knit up with almost exactly one skein of the commercially available Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn (the one with the purples and pinks).

But any sport or fingering weight yarn will do, really. This pattern is highly customizable, and instructions have been given throughout the pattern to adapt it to your yarn. Also, if you don't have enough of an ombré yarn on hand, you can always use multiple colors of a similar-weight yarn -- I've added notes in the pattern for how to do that as well.

The specs...

Sizes: Small [Large]

Finished Measurements: Length of top, straight edge: 48”/ 122 cm [60”/ 152 cm] Height at center: 22”/ 56 cm [26”/ 66 cm]

Yarn: 450 yds/ 412 m [575 yds/ 526 m] of a sport weight yarn; shown in ombré handspun [Kauni 8/2 E ffektgarn (100% Wool, 656 yds/ 600 m per 150g) in color EYY]

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24”/ 60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 19 sts & 31 rows [16 sts & 27 rows] = 4”/ 10 cm in St st 19 sts & 34 rows [16 sts & 30 rows] = 4”/ 10 cm in Chevron Lace

A chart is provided in the pattern for the lace pattern as well as written instructions.

For more information about the new Irida, you can check it out on Ravelry here. And, as always, please come chat about Irida and share any in-progress or FO photos you might have in my Ravelry group!


Julie said...

very cool, hooray for individual pattern sale! Love the new colours in the larger one, too.

peaknits said...

Another lovely creation Hilary!