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  1. New Pattern! Quietude Shawl

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    I am excited to share my new shawl pattern with you today! This is the Quietude shawl and it is now available to download from the websiteRavelry and Payhip.


    Having grown up in the countryside, I enjoy the quiet stillness of nature. Whenever I find myself in a new place, I like to take a walk and immerse myself in the surroundings, enjoying the fresh air and birdsong and taking in the beautiful scenery that nature has to offer.

    Quietude is a shawl for those contemplative walks. Shaped with three panels, stockinette side panels highlight a centre of diamond lace which grows like a mountain coming into view on the horizon. A single bead at the bottom of each lace motif accentuates the border colour, like shiny pebbles dotted along the path. A classic ribbed border in a contrasting yarn adds a clear road to the end of your shawl. A solid colour for the body of the shawl is best, but the border can stand up to variegated yarns. 

    The border uses 1.75oz / 50g or 218yds / 200m of yarn. If you start a full skein for this section, you can keep hold of the remainder as there will be a Quitetude cowl coming very soon, which has been designed to use the rest of your skein.

    The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted prior to publication.

    Stitches Used – Sl1 wyif, knit, purl, sl2tog-k1-psso, k2tog, ssk, yo

    Sizes – One size 

    Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 70” (178cm) wingspan and 21” (53cm) in depth once blocked

    Materials

    •    Yarn A: 437yd / 400m, 3.5 oz / 100g, 4-ply or fingering-weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, Steni Vala - 50% merino / 50% silk, in the Snow colour (1 skein) 
    •    Yarn B: 218yd / 200m, 1.75 oz / 50g, 4-ply or fingering-weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, Steni Vala - 50% merino / 50% silk, in the Emerald colour (1 skein) 
    •    153 x size 6 (4mm) beads
    •    A 0.75mm crochet hook 
    •    US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
    •    2 stitch markers (optional: 18 contrasting markers for the lace repeats)
    •    Pins for blocking

    Gauge

    23 stitches and 32 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking 

     
    Kits are available for Quietude Shawl and when you buy the kit you get the pattern for free! Choose from three colours: Emerald Green (as pictured), Royal Blue or Raspberry Swirl. The kit comes with 2 skeins of yarn and the co-ordinating beads.

    Kits are presented in organza bags, you can add a needle if you wish and they make great gifts too!
     
    Quietude Kit (1)
     
     
    The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by Jacqueline and Sabina - thank you! 
     
     
    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.
     
    Until next time, happy knitting!
     
     
     
  2. New Pattern! Lasso the Moon Shawl

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    I am excited to share my new shawl pattern with you today! This is the Lasso the Moon shawl and it is now available to download from the websiteRavelry and Payhip.
     

    Lasso the Moon one skein shawl

    If you can Reach for the Stars you can Lasso the Moon!

    This shawl is a sister pattern to the Reach for the Stars shawl, but this time the lace begins weaving it’s spell a lot sooner, creating beautiful zig-zag paths across the whole shawl.  Lasso the Moon is the perfect choice for a skein of colourful sock, 4ply or fingering-weight yarn and is designed to make the most of your skein.

    The asymmetric triangle alternates sections of easy-to-work ‘yo, k2tog’ eyelets with sections of stockinette to create light, lacy trails from the tip to the border. And like its sister design this pattern makes for an engaging, quick knit which will put your yarn in the spotlight.

    If you are new to knitting lace, this shawl would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Using just yarnover and k2tog stitches to create the lace, each section is worked between markers so you can easily keep count of your stitches. A video tutorial on how to work the [yo, k2tog] stitch combination can be found here https://www.undertheolivetreeknits.com/lace-stitches.html

    Lasso the Moon
     
    Stitches Used Sl1 wyif, knit, purl, kfb, ‘yo, k2tog’ lace stitches

    Sizes 
    One size 

    Measurements 
    The finished, blocked item has a wingspan of 75” (190.5cm) and a depth of 20” (51cm) 
     
    For full details of the materials required and to download a copy visit the pattern page here
     
    You can also download the shawl from Ravelry or Payhip
     
    The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters! 

    Thank you Donna, Jaynie, Claire, Ruth, Jen and Karen!
     
    Lasso the Moon (1)

    Here's what the test knitters had to say:

    “As always, Jem’s patterns are very clear and easy to follow. Always a pleasure to knit" - Donna
     
    "Fun pattern to knit. Easy to follow chart. Lace sections from the beginning kept an interest, but weren’t too difficult. Very addictive, a ‘just one more section’ knit" – Jen
     
    "I have knit quite a few patterns by this designer and have always found them easy to knit but always end up such an impressive looking finished item. This pattern is no different. Clear pattern instructions with video tutorials if needed. Really perfect for any level of knitter" - Ruth

    "Lasso the moon is a very enjoyable pattern to knit. I took it on holiday and the project was easy to transport .Using the suggested lifelines meant that I could easily correct lapses in concentration" - Claire
     
    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!