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It's here! The Sun Glitter Shawl is now available as a free download from Under the Olive Tree Knits and Ravelry.



About this Pattern

As the wind ripples the water’s surface, a thousand tiny suns play on the waves. This sun glitter can be downright breathtaking. The water dances in the sunlight and puts on a dazzling show.

Let everyone see how dazzling you are with the Sun Glitter shawl. This shawl is the perfect complement to variegated yarns yet also sparkles in a solid colour. Worked in your choice of stockinette or garter stitch, the asymmetric triangle breaks up any pooling and creates flashes of colour instead. Triangles of solid fabric alternate with eyelet mesh from the tip to the garter stitch border. The solid sections show off the twinkles of colour while the lace lets the sun shine through. 

If you have never knit lace before, this shawl would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. A video tutorial on how to work the yo, k2tog stitch can be found here https://www.undertheolivetreeknits.com/lace-stitches.html

The pattern is easy to memorise too making it perfect for travel or social knitting.

Download the Pattern >>HERE<<



Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, increases, decreases, K2tog, yo lace stitches (a video tutorial on how to work the yo, k2tog stitch is included in the pattern as well as links to other stitches used)

There is also a helpful tip included on how to 'read' your stitches so you don't have to rely on moving markers! 

Measurements – The finished blocked item measures approx 77” (195cm) wingspan and 22” (56cm) depth (these measurements are for the stockinette version so will vary for the garter stitch version)

Materials

•    3.5 oz / 100g, 437-464yd / 400-425m 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is:
o    Solid colour version – Under the Olive Tree Milia Merino 4ply yarn, 100% Superwash Merino in the Aqua Breeze colourway
o    Variageted colour version - Under the Olive Tree Chora sock yarn, 75% merino / 25% nylon, in the Fiesta Beach Colourway 
•    US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
•    1 stitch marker
•    1 tapestry needle for weaving in the ends

Gauge - 22 stitches and 33 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.

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

Thank you Jo, Meghan, Sharon, Jane, Holly, Linda and Cindy!

To view more testers photo's take a look at the project pages on Ravelry.

Join the KAL!


The KAL will run until 31st August 2019 and the pattern will be available as a free download for the duration.

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs including  hand dyed yarns from Ironbridge Yarns and Fleabubs & Lala, a pretty flower project bag from Knitting Needle Lane and patterns from Aroha Knits, Carlie Perrins and Jenessa Keller! Full details of the prizes and the generous people who have donated them will follow in the next blog post.

The KAL will run on Instagram, The Under the Olive Tree Knitters Facebook Group and on Ravelry. To be in with a chance of winning make sure you post a picture of your finished shawl either on:

Each post of a finished shawl will count as an entry so if you post on all 3 platforms then you will have 3 entries in the prize

I hope you enjoy this free pattern and I look forward to seeing your pics in the KAL :) 

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