Before purchasing this kit please make a note of the yarn colour you would like included in the kit by visiting the 4 Ply / Sock / Fingering yarn shop page. Please make a note of the yarn name as you will be asked to specify this on the order. The yarn shown in the pattern pictures is ’Purple Skies' on the Sparkle Sock base.
This kit contains:
Your choice of 1 x 100g skein of 4 ply yarn
1 pattern (PDF or print)*
1 removable marker
In addition you will need**:
1 x 80-100cm 3.75mm circular needle
About this Pattern
When I worked in the city, one of my favourite ways to spend a rainy lunch break was to sit in the window of a coffee shop and watch people being hurried and impatient, quickly trying to make it to their next destination. As the skies grew darker, the colours that were reflected off the street grew brighter. Colourful puddles appeared under illuminated shop windows and raindrops trickled down the window, breaking and blurring the colours outside like an abstract painting.
As one of the organisers of the Cambridge Yarn Festival, one of the events we have put together is a London Yarn Crawl in November. Being in London in November brings back these memories of rainy, colourful days. The City Lights shawl was designed for this event and it’s a one-skein shawl that will really showcase all of the colours in a variegated yarn.
A shawl of two halves, this one-skein-wonder begins with a section of stockinette that sets out the colours and lets every stitch shine brightly. Then halfway through, the lines of colours start to break up with ‘yo, k2tog’ stitches. This simple lace stitch displaces the colours of your yarn like broken raindrops yet keeps things interesting as you work each row.
The end result is a quick-knit shawl that will keep you warm and cozy on those rainy days - whether you are the one scurrying to find shelter, or the one sipping your coffee and watching the blurry world from the other side of the window.
If you are new to knitting lace, this shawl would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try as it uses just yarnover and k2tog stitches to create the lace. A video tutorial on how to work the [yo, k2tog] stitch combination can be found here https://www.undertheolivetreeknits.com/lace-stitches.html.
The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted prior to publication. It also includes a hand stitch count checklist so you can tick off each row as you go.
Measurements – The finished, blocked item has a wingspan of 81” (205.5cm) and a depth of 17” (43cm)
Gauge: 22 stitches and 33 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking
*The free pattern will be an e-mailed digital version. If you would like a printed copy then this will be provided for an additional £1.50.
**There will be an option to purchase these additional items on your order. The stitch markers will be a random selection of 12 designs with a mix of fixed and leaver back clasps, presented in a pretty tin.