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In the mood for a quick but lovely knit? Welcome to the the Stonelace Cowl!


Here are the details:

Tafoni is a type of sandstone that has intricate holes and lacy patterns worn into it. Stonelace is another descriptive term for tafoni.

The Stonelace Cowl incorporates a geometric top and bottom edging, with an Aran Lace and textured body.

An option is included for working a simple garter stitch edging.

Both charts and line by line instructions provided.

One size each version
Cowl with lace (with garter) edging

Finished Measurements
Height with lace edging: 7½“ / 19 cm
Height with garter edging: 8” / 21 cm
Circumference: 25½” / 65 cm

Yarn
Anzula Luster, 50% merino / 50% silk (405 yds / 370 m per 4.02 oz / 114 g), 1 skein of Saffron. As shown cowl used approx 234 yds / 214 m.

Needles
US 3 / 3.25 mm needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows over 4” / 10 cm in Textured Repeat, blocked into final shape.
See Swatch Section in Pattern Notes

Notions
yarn needle
cable needle
1 stitch marker
waste yarn or stitch holder

Skills
Knitting in the round, special stitches (directions given), cabling, lace, picking up stitches for version with edging

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Hey everyone! I’m so excited to say my shawl pattern, Calliandra, was just released as part of a Craftsy kit today.  Check it out here.

 

One of my favorite plants in our yard is the Baja Fairy Duster, Calliandra californica. Per its name, it’s native to Baja, California, but the plant itself loves our yard and has self-seeded, producing multiple young plants.

This shawl uses a modification of Barbara Walker’s Mexican Edging for the pretty scalloped border.

One size, easily altered

Finished Measurements
Length 56½“ / 143.5 cm
Width at top 46.5” / 118 cm

Yarn
Cloudborn Alpaca and Highland Naturals, 50% Superfine Alpaca / 50% Fine Highland Wool (247 yds per 50 g), 5 skeins (1220 yds / 1116 m). Sample shown in Flax.

Needles
US3 / 3.25mm circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
36 sts and 34 rounds = 4” / 10 cm over lace pattern, blocked firmly

Notions
yarn needle

Skills
lace knitting, reading charts

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Meet the Oregana Stole! It’s worked in Anzula Cloud, one of my favorite Anzula yarns.

 

Here are the details:

The Oregana Stole, worked in two halves from the textured portion to the lacy edging, features a leaf and flower pattern inspired by Niebling’s Anemone table cloth pattern.

It’s the companion piece to the Carpinteria Shawl, worked in light fingering rather than lace, with a modified edging.

Anemone oregana, also known as the Blue or Oregon Windflower, is a California native plant (also found outside of California), with pretty leaves and beautiful white or blue flowers.

One size, easily altered

Finished Measurements
Width at either edge: 21½“ / 54.5 cm
Width at center: 13¾” / 35 cm
Length: 86” / 219 cm

Yarn
Anzula Cloud, 80% Merino Wool / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon (575 yds / 526 m per 4.02 oz / 114 g), 2 skeins.
Shown in Denim. Sample weighed 152 g and used approx 767 yds / 701 m.

Needles
US 2.5 / 3 mm circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
20 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in WFS pattern, blocked (see Swatch directions)

Notions
yarn needle

Skills
Lace, reading charts, provisional cast on

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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

Yarn
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.

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

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

Notions
(7) stitch markers to separate repeats, yarn needle

Skills
Lace, reading charts

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