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Meet the Carpinteria Shawl!

I love playing with vintage lace patterns, and adapting them to more modern designs (Tricho, Cereus, Ferru, Buteo, Pygmy Owl, Beneath the Moon, Isn’t it Romantic?, Under the Sun). This one uses the big flower from Niebling’s Anemone but changes its center stitch pattern to reflect the stitch pattern of the body as well as a few other tweaks.

The pattern includes a section on blocking as well.

Do check out the images from the test thread here — you can see it in different colors and yarns!

Here are the details!

This lovely crescent shawl, worked from the textured portion to the lacy edging, features a leaf and flower pattern inspired by Niebling’s Anemone table cloth pattern.

Carpinteria californica, also known as the Bush Anemone, is a California native plant, with glossy green leaves and beautiful white flowers.

One size, easily altered

Finished Measurements
Length along bottom edge: 103¾“ / 263.5 cm
Length along cast on edge: 51¾” / 131.5 cm
Depth along sides: 21” / 53.5 cm

Elemental Affects Cormo Lace, 100% Wool (1140 yds / 1060 m per 4 oz / 112g), 2 skeins Chambray
As knit, shawl weighed 152 g and used 1548 yds / 1415 m.

US 1.5 / 2.5 mm circular needles or size to obtain gauge

23 sts and 23 rows = 4” / 10 cm in WFS pattern, blocked (see Swatch directions)

(7) stitch markers to separate repeats, yarn needle

Lace, reading charts




The Santa Ynez Cowl is a companion piece to the Chalk Hill Mitts pattern in Winery Knits. Have you seen the movie Sideways? The wineries Miles and Jack visit are mostly in the Santa Ynez valley, near Santa Barbara. This area is known for Pinot Noir, Syrah, and other varietals.

Here are some fun links to explore about Sideways.  We’ve actually not gone wine tasting here for awhile, and these links are making me want to go!

Here are all the pattern details!

Small (Large)

Finished Measurements
Height: 9” / 23 cm
Circumference: 24 (32)“ / 61 (81.5) cm

Sincere Sheep Luminous, 85% Polwarth Wool / 15% Tussah Silk, 330 yds / 4 oz, 1 skein, shown in St Bart’s.
Est yardage: 247 (327) yds. Large size (shown) took nearly entire skein.

US 6 (3.75 mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge, for working in the round

US 5 (4 mm) needles for ribbing, or one size smaller than needle to obtain gauge, for working in the round

Your choice of circular needles or DPNs.

23 sts and 32.5 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern, blocked

Gauge is important. Alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements and finished size.

yarn needle, waste yarn, 3 (4) stitch markers

cabling, simple lace, novel cable decreases, maintaining stitch patterns

Both charts and line by line instructions are provided.


Stitches West 2018


I’m heading to Stitches West this Saturday February 24th! I’ll be at the Sincere Sheep booth from 12:30 p.m to 1:30 p.m.
Samples I’ll be bringing:

Come say hi!


Spring Cleaning 2018


It’s that time of the year when I go on my decluttering rampage! Here’s what I have for sale this time around. US/APO shipping only, shipping included for the books / DVD.

I have also come to the realization that I am never, ever going to spin. Check out the fiber pics here. I also have 2 large bags of pin-drafted merino. Make an offer for all or any of it. You pay actual cost of shipping.

If you’d like to purchase anything, please email me!

Knit Picks Collection
If you purchase any of these, I’ll include a copy of the Mittens! booklet (or) the Aran Lace DVD.

The Wild West Collection Vol 2: Cables $19.99 (list 22.95) (I’ll gift you the PDF on Ravelry as well if you purchase one of these at this time). Only 2 left.

Mittens! booklet $9.99 (list 14.95) I’ll gift you the PDF on Ravelry as well if you purchase one of these, too, at this time! Guys, this is cheaper than the PDF, and you’ll get both hardcopy & and the PDF. I need to clear these out!

Aran Lace DVD $10  plus Ravelry code for one of my Aran Lace cowl patterns if you purchase it at this time (Artemisia Cowl, Achillea Cowl, Coast Oak Cowl, or Applejack Cowl). These have to go too!

I still have one copy of Hitch left on Amazon. If you purchase it from me (look for me (Stephannie Tallent) as the seller, or a line in the description stating “Please message me if you’d like your copy signed. Thanks!”), I’ll gift the PDF to you on Ravelry as well. (I’m sorry, if you purchase the book(s) from someone else, or in the past, I can’t honor this.) I can easily squeeze in any of the books or the Aran Lace DVD in with this, with no additional cost in shipping.