Thursday, September 24, 2009

Leaf Lace Shawl Pattern!

In the spring of 2009 Kate Atherley came into the shop to teach a class wearing one of the most beautiful shawls I've seen to date. I instantly fell in love with it and asked her if she had the pattern.

She said she didn't, but would write it up for us and knit a lace weight sample. Within two weeks, it arrived and a popular pattern was born! Emily knit it in a worsted weight yarn - Classic Elite Princess and it has now become our most popular pattern.

The shawl/scarf is a modern twist on a rectangular shawl, inspired by traditional seamen’s scarves. Large and simple lace motifs create an elegant shawl to complement both casual or formal attire. The scarf is constructed using a traditional method. Two identical halves are knitted separately, and then grafted together. Don’t be intimidated by the grafting – it doesn’t take long, and it’s absolutely worth the effort for a seamless look.


You can use just about any yarn to knit this with - customers have used Malabrigo worsted (did ya know - we just got in a bunch of new colours!), Baby Alpaca Sport, and Tanis lace weight!

1 comment:

Munchkin said...

YOu're tempting me to make this as a Christmas gift. But oh the blocking :( That's the one thing that's holding me back but I'll jump off my high horse and possibly do it cause after seeing it being shown to customers on Sunday it screamed "make me!"