Thursday, May 18, 2017

We Interrupt This Blog

There I was, all set to hit publish on my pattern on Ravelry...and our internet went out!  (I am blaming it on construction down the road, but who knows!) So please forgive the delay in the Newsletter and Pattern Release!


Second Saturday Shawl, by yours truly!

The invitation said “You’re Invited! Second Saturday, event to be held outside weather permitting.” But, what to wear? You want something elegant, but not too dressy, comfortable to wear inside in air-conditioning and outside in the sun, but not too casual. A linen shawl, with a lot of texture and a little bit of lace will fill that need. Shown here in two sizes, a big wrap you up shawl and a smaller accent piece, will have you covered for any weekend spring, summer or early fall event. Equally at home for a casual jazz concert in the park or an elegant wedding on a beach, this shawl will be the one you
reach for time and time again.

This linen shawl is presented in two sizes, but of course can also be made larger through careful repeating of the charts.

Large: 34 inch drop and 66 inch wingspan [85 cm by 165cm]
Small: 24 inch drop and 48.5 inch wingspan [60 cm by 121 cm]
Yarn Katia Lino 100% Linen 164 yds [150 meters] 50 gms [1.75 oz]
Large: 7 balls, Small: 4 balls
Needles Size US 5 [3.75mm] 47 inch [120cm] circular needle or size required to obtain gauge
Stitch markers, large eyed tapestry needle for weaving in ends, smooth waste yarn for provisional cast on.

This pattern is presented in charted form only, no line by line written instructions.

Special Shout Out to SkeinShop, who provided the yarn, models and photography for this pattern through their Independent Designer Program.

If you subscribe to the newsletter you got (or will get shortly) a printable copy of the second pattern that was created during my "adventures in swatching and designing with linen yarn", The Linen Swatch Cloth, but for those who don't subscribe already and missed out, it does come free with the pattern, or is available for individual purchase.  A non printer friendly version is available as part of a blog post I wrote for Skein Shop as well.

Paired with a nice soap it would make an excellent teacher gift for that special teacher!

I hope you like the shawls and the swatch cloth as much as I enjoyed making them!

Happy Knitting!


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