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  1. New Pattern! When in Rome Shawl

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    I have a new shawl pattern available! This is the When in Rome Shawl and it is now available to download from the websiteRavelry and Payhip.

    About this Pattern

    One of the things I love to do when travelling (remember those days?!) is to take lots and lots of photographs of everything around me, focusing on small details or picking out patterns in architecture or landscapes in the hope that they could inspire a future knitting pattern. On a trip to Rome a few years ago and surrounded by so much history and art, I was spoilt for inspiration. When I got home and developed the photos, I kept coming back to one of a blue and gold door panel taken at St. Peter’s Basilica. I really liked the simple shape and the filigree patterns on each side. And so a design was born!

     
    When in Rome is a top-down crescent shawl that embraces the beauty of lace right from the start. Working in set repeat sections the stitch pattern works to create solid sections of stockinette indented by circular filigrees.  These shapes continue all the way down the body where at the border they open out into lacy fans along the edge of the shawl. This pattern is a reminder to stop for a moment and take notice of the small intricacies that fill our world with beauty, be it in Rome, down your local street, or wherever your future travels may take you!

    The shawl uses 1 skein of 100g 4ply, sock or fingering-weight yarn. The sample shawl was worked in Under the Olive Tree Knits Steni Vala 4ply yarn, a lustrous and velvety blend of merino and silk.
     
     
    Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, increases, decreases, lace stitches 

    Sizes – One size
     
    Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 64” (162.5 cm) wingspan and 20” (51cm) in depth 

    Materials  Gauge - 23 stitches and 32 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
     
     
    Shawl knitting kit
     
     
    Kits for the When in Rome shawl are also available on the website. And when you purchase the kit you get the pattern for free! 

    The sample was knitted in Steni Vala - Shades of Caramel colourway. You can order the kit in a colour of your choice from the Steni Vala yarn page. 
     
    Steni Vala yarn is a luxurious blend of 50% Silk and 50% Merino. This pattern perfectly compliments any of the colours in the 'Shades of...' range. These yarns combine 3 different shades which subtly blend together to give a beautiful depth of colour and tonal interest to your stitches. 

    Each kit comes with the yarn, pattern, stitch marker and is presented in an organza project bag. You can also choose to add the needle if you wish.
     
    Click here to order your When in Rome Shawl kit.
     

    The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too! 

    Thank you Citra, Fabiana, Jaynie, Karen, Lila, Nahed and Sabina!
     
    WIR Tests (2)
     
    The "When In Rome" shawl is utterly gorgeous! It knits up so quickly, with well written instructions so you always know where you are. I've had so many compliments on mine already! - Sabina

    I’m really happy with my shawl, instructions & charts very clear to follow -Nahed

    Lovely shawl, good instructions that are easy to follow. Perfect for that special skein in your stash! - Jaynie

    Your design is beautiful, and the pattern is well written - Lila

    I loved it so much I made a 2nd right away! - Karen


    If you are interested in test knitting a future Under the Olive Tree Knits designs you can sign up to my Test Knitter Newsletter HERE and receive an e-mail when a new pattern is ready for testing.
     

     
    Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like the new pattern! If you make this shawl do come and share your progress and photos in our friendly Facebook Group - Under the Olive Tree Knitters - I'd love to see it!

    Until next time, happy knitting,
  2. New Pattern! Summer Vine Socks

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    I hope you are keeping well. I don't know about you but this Winter has felt like the longest one ever, so I'm very happy to see the green shoots of Spring and notice the days getting ever-so-slightly longer! Summer may seem like a long way away right now so I'm bringing it one step closer today with the launch of my new sock pattern. These are the Summer Vine socks pattern, a new pattern which is now available to download from the websiteRavelry and Payhip.

    About the Summer Vine Socks

    Originally published in Knit Now magazine the Summer Vine socks were inspired by fresh green vines of twisting ivy cascading down a garden fence. I wanted the pattern to capture the essence of a blooming summer garden with trails of airy delicate lace.
     
    The Summer Vine socks are worked from the top down, starting with a ribbed cuff. Then you will work the cascading lace pattern down the leg of the sock. The heel is worked as a heel flap with the pretty Eye of Partridge slip stitch pattern, and a gusset is worked for a nice comfortable fit.
     
    Then it’s back to working in the round, continuing with the trailing leaf pattern which closes as a single lace leaf at the toe.
     
    The pattern is written for 3 adult sizes and video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used to make the socks.

     
    Visit the pattern page HERE for more details and to download.
     
    The pattern has been tested by a fantastic group of test knitters! 

    Thank you Donna, Sabina, Hazel, Joanne and Teresa!
     
     
    If you are interested in test knitting a future Under the Olive Tree Knits designs you can sign up to my Test Knitter Newsletter HERE and receive an e-mail when a new pattern is ready for testing.
     
    Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like the new pattern! If you make these socks do come and share your progress and photos in our friendly Facebook Group - Under the Olive Tree Knitters - I'd love to see them!

    Until next time, happy knitting,

    Jem