This kit contains: 2 skeins of Sport yarn, pattern and a stitch marker
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The sample shawl was knitted using the Votsi BlueFaced Leicester base in Snow - an undyed yarn, but you can order the kit in any colour available from the custom dye yarn page.
Undyed kits are £20 and custom dye kits are £30.
You can also choose your yarn base between:
BlueFaced Leicester - an English longwool breed. Whilst not as baby soft as the merino yarn it still feels lovely against the skin and is renowned for its lustrous shine and drape. It shows off the lace stitch pattern beautifully.
Milia Merino - This beautifully natural and renewable yarn is 100% pure merino wool. Its fine soft fibres feel luxurious against the skin and would make for a lovely, cozy shawl.
This kit contains:
2 x 100g skeins of Sportweight Yarn
1 pattern (PDF or print)*
1 removable marker
An organza project bag
In addition you will need**:
1 x 80-100cm 5mm circular needle
1-19 stitch markers (depending if you want to mark off the pattern repeats)
About this Pattern
This shawl was inspired by a winter trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. One of the many highlights of the holiday was snowshoeing across a frozen, and snow-covered, Lake Louise. The scenery was beautiful, of course, but so was the new terrain we were creating and I loved making paths of deep, snowy footprints into the smooth expanse of pristine snow.
The top-down triangle is worked in sportweight yarn for a large and cosy shawl that is perfect for winter strolls, whether on a frozen lake or on solid ground! Single and double yarnovers create tracks of large eyelets through the sweep of pure stockinette. This 8 row repeat lace pattern is fun to work, and the same stitch pattern is used for the both the coloumns and the border of the shawl. The Bluefaced Leicester used in the sample offers exquisite drape and sheen to the smooth stockinette bands and also shows off the detail of the lace, all without being too bulky. Choose a solid or semi-solid colourway to let the lace shine.
May the lacy footprints of this shawl inspire you to never be afraid to create your own path, and to enjoy new experiences with a sense of peace and wonder.
A video tutorial on how to work the double yarnover stitch pattern used throughout the shawl is linked in the pattern, and you can also view it here.
Skills / Techniques used: Knit, purl, single and double yarnovers, increases and decreases
Sizes: One size
Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 70” (178cm) wingspan and 37” (94cm) deep at the longest part
Gauge: 17 stitches and 22 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking
This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.
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