Announcing the Autumn Harvest Shawl

Hi knitters! I am SO happy to announce that I’ve published my Autumn Harvest Shawl pattern on Ravely.  It’s been a labor of love for two years but I’m sure you’ll understand that sometimes, life gets in the way.

It started out with a Craftsy class from Miram Felton and designing shawls.  I created my own pattern repeat and worked in the class to get the design working in a triangular shape shawl.  It was amazing to learn all the things to consider when designing a shawl and the process is different for each basic shawl shape.

Description

Do you feel the chill in the air? Wrap yourself in this lacy shawl as the weather cools down. Autumn Harvest is a symmetrical triangle shawl featuring a standard 3-stitch garter stitch edging and a unique design for the spine. Do you see leaves? Do you see arrows? Do you see shafts of wheat? What else do you see?

Materials

  • Size 5 US (3.75 mm) one 40” (102 cm) circular
  • Size 6 US (4.0 mm) 40” (102 cm) for a loose bind off edge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Splash of Color Yarns Platinum colorway Cranberry (463 yds/423m) – shawl shown in sample used 400 yds
  • Stitch markers (optional but very helpful to track your progress in the lace sections)
  • Blocking wires, optional but very helpful with the long edges.

Gauge
24 st per 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

The pattern is written to use a single skein of fingering weight yarn but if you’d like a larger shawl, you’ll need two skeins. I’ve included a table in the pattern showing how many stitches you should have at the end of each pattern repeat. The pattern contains both charted and written instructions.

Want some great news? My pattern is on sale for 20% now through midnight EDT on May 19th!

Let’s go on an Expedition!

Last August, I started design my first asymetrical shawl on our expedition to Stitches Midwest 2016. It’s a fairly large shape sized about 59 by 42 inches. It has very easy garter stitch sections alternating with a lace section based on the Elfin lace stitch in Barbara Walker’s stitch dictionaries. 
The pattern has been test knit and is available for purchase here on Ravelry. The colors, Sugar Plum and Gray, used are my own dyed yarn available in my Etsy store

The pattern is named Expedition for a few reasons. First, I was in a car riding to a great destitute and second, when it was done and blocked, the stripes looked like roads or highways. The pattern is easy to customize by stopping short or continuing on. Solids or tonal yarns work best to let the lace design show through. 

I can’t wait to see what colorways folks use in their shawls.