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A bit more

Of that lovely golden shawl.

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It’s coming.

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It’s lovely.

And not for the faint of heart. This one is definitely an intermediate lace knit. Not really suitable for a rank beginner. Though, an advanced beginner could muddle through with a little help. This one is coming in a few weeks.

I just love the silk. Love the silk. Really, really love the silk. It is so soft and scrumptious and it feels so good on. I can’t quite get past how much I love this hand knit. I like all of my designs. I love a few of them. I covet a few of my samples, because I don’t often have the opportunity to keep my work. The pieces are always floating around and being admired by others. If I only had a little more knitting time in my day.

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Another Meryl, This One is Green!

Whew! I was so glad when this knit finally came off the needles. I love the effect of lace, but sometimes I get so tired of knitting it. I might have finished several socks and mitts while this was on the needles. It’s good to have multiple projects, right? So you can switch back and forth between them and “rest” your hands. Ok. Maybe I just like to have 2 or 3 projects on the go so that when I am tired of knitting one I can switch to another.

In any case, I love the way this shawl has blocked out. I also really liked the effect of the Cascade Alpaca Lace Hanpaints. I used less yarn than called for in the original shawl, however, this one is still huge. I mean, I can wrap this thing around me several times and still have flow.

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I’m excited to have a version of this available for the yarn crawl. Hopefully someone else will think it’s beautiful and buy a copy of the pattern.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace Paints, River Moss
Needle: US 3 Hiya Hiya Steel Interchangeables
Pattern: Meryl Shawl by Me!
Modifications: Shorter than the original, but that was it.


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Finished Liblikakiri Shawl

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I knit this lovely shawl from one of my previous patterns, the Liblikakiri Shawl. The Teresa Ruch yarn was delightful and had enough yardage to allow me to knit a “longer” version of this shawl. So I will be updating the pattern soon to reflect the increased yardage and adding some different photos. I think this one will show much better than the little red one I initially knit. And remember, 15% off all patterns with code, 15OFF through Jan. 31. If you purchase this pattern now, the update will be pushed to you automatically.

Yarn: Teresa Ruch Tencel, 5/20, 100% Tencel, 520 yards
Needles: US 4 Circular Hiya Hiya Needles
Pattern: Liblikakiri Shawl
Modifications: Knit 2 extra repeats of the second chart.


Meryl Shawl: New Pattern!

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Knitting for me has always been a process of exploration. When I was first introduced to Estonian lace, I was smitten. A love affair with Estonian stitches began, and through the years I have continued to improve my understanding of Estonian stitches while adapting them to more modern knitting techniques.

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This shawl was a long time in the making. The pattern was written and re-written several times and my tentative rows ripped and reknit until finally, Meryl was ready for its debut.

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This pattern is meant for an adventurous novice knitter or a more experienced mid-level knitter as the chart can be difficult to follow.

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Both written and charted directions are included in this pattern. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1/2 Skein Briar Rose Fibers Angel Face, approx. 1250 yards, 100% Alpaca, approx. 1100 yards are used
Alternative yarns: Alpaca With a Twist Fino, Briar Rose Fibers Stella, Prism Lace Yarn, Jaggerspun Zephyr Wool/Silk 2/18, lightweight lace yarns

Needle: US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: (unblocked) 5.7 stitches per inch (spi) and 8 rows per inch (rpi) OR 23 stitches & 32 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette
(blocked) 5 stitches per inch (spi) and 5.53 rows per inch (rpi) OR 20 stitches & 20 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 93 inches by 24 inches

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the length of the shawl as needed.

Note: All wrong side pattern rows (even rows) are purled, the body maintains a 7 stitch garter stitch (knit every row) edging on both sides. There is no garter stitch edge maintained on the ends.

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