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Pattern Release: Cayucos Shawl

croquet-cayucas-shawl-480The Cayucos shawl features the Wildflower stitch in a textured side panel, and a lovely Aran Lace cabled side edging that’s knit at the same time.

The Cayucos shawl is shown in three different yarn weights: laceweight Wash My Lace; DK Croquet; and worsted weight For Better or Worsted. The latter two are shown as two-colored designs, worked in simple intarsia. Of course you can work these sizes in a single color as well.

Sizes
Laceweight (DK, Worsted)

Finished Measurements as shown
Length: 84¼ (89¾, 66½) in / 214 (228. 169) cm
Width: 14½ (15½, 17) in / 36.5 (39.5, 43) cm

Yarn
Laceweight: Anzula Wash My Lace, 100% Merino (980 yds / 896 m per 4.06 oz / 115g), 1 skein. Shown in Paradise. As shown, shawl weighed 99g.

DK: Anzula Croquet, 50% Tussah Silk / 50% Merino Wool (230 yds / 210 m per 4.02 oz / 114g), 4 skeins (2 skeins each color). Shown in Hippo (MC) and Watermelon (CC). As shown, shawl weighed 441g.

Worsted: Anzula For Better or Worsted, 80% Merino / 10% Cashmere / 10% Nylon (Polyamide) (200 yds / 183 m per 4.02 oz / 114g), 4 skeins (2 skeins each color). Shown in Victoria (MC) and Irene (CC). As shown, shawl weighed 424g.

Needles
US3 / 3.25 mm (US5 / 3.75mm, US7 / 4.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
Laceweight: 35 sts and 28 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in Wildflower pattern (blocked)

DK: 23 sts and 22 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in Wildflower pattern (blocked)

Worsted: 21 sts and 22 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in Wildflower pattern (blocked)

Notions
yarn needle, cable needle

Skills
Simple cabling; simple intarsia (straight line) for DK and worsted sizes

Both charts and line by line instructions provided.

 

 

 

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Santa Cruz Cami (7)Just in time for the end of summer!  The Santa Cruz cami, worked in two different weights of yarn (sportweight Anzula Vera for the body, laceweight Anzula Breeze for the lace inserts and trim), is the perfect addition to your summer casual wardrobe.

Here are the details:

Sizes
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements

Bust: 27¼ (31¼, 35¼, 39¼, 43¼, 47¼, 51¼) in / 69.5 (79.5, 89.5, 100, 110, 120, 130.5) cm. To fit with no ease at bust.

Total length (without CC hem): 19¾ (20¼, 21, 21½, 22¼, 23, 23¼) in / 50 (51, 53, 54, 56.5, 58, 58.5) cm

Yarn
MC: Anzula Vera, 65% Silk, 35% Linen, (365 yds / 334 m per 4.06 oz / 115 g), 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins, shown in Victoria
CC: Anzula Breeze, 65% Silk, 35% Linen (755 yds / 690 m per 4.06 oz / 115 g), 1 skein, shown in Victoria

Needles
US3 / 3¼ mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Additional US3 / 3¼ mm needle for three-needle bind off
US1½ / 2.5mm for hem edgings
Size E crochet hook for button bands and edging

Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows = 4in / 10 cm in St st in Vera using US4 / 3.5mm needles
9 sts and 32 rows = 1⅝ in / 3cm for lace pattern (blocked) in Breeze using US3 / 3¼ mm needles

Notions
(9) ⅜in buttons
yarn needle
thread to match MC, sewing needle for sewing on buttons

Skills
simple lace, simple intarsia, picking up stitches, simple crochet for button bands and edging, 3-needle bind off for shoulder straps, mattress stitch for seaming sides, Vikkel braid (directions included)

Santa Cruz Cami (2)

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Deco HatMy contribution to the Knit Picks Creative Color 2016: Fair Isle Collection, the Deco Hat, is now available!

It really takes advantage of all the shades of color that you can choose in Palette.

When I was designing it I played with several different colorways, but ended up working my sample in nearly the same colors Knit Picks chose.

Here’s all the details:

Finished Measurements
22” circumference x 8.75” high

Yarn
Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231 yards/50g): Bare, Bittersweet Heather, Lingonberry Heather, Raspberry Heather, and Conch.

Needles
US2 /3mm DPNs or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or size to obtain gauge

US1 / 2.5mm DPNs or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or two sizes smaller than size to obtain gauge

Gauge
35.5 sts and 39 rows = 4” in stranded St st in the round on larger needles, blocked.

Notions
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers (minimum 1 for beginning of round)

Skills Required

Knitting in the round, stranded knitting

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Pattern: Morro Shawl

meadow squareMorro Shawl

Love the Estuarine Shawl, but either want more, or maybe something a little simpler? This sideways knit shawlette features the dot knit stitch in a textured side panel, and a sumptuous lace and cabled side edging that’s knit at the same time. It’s easily sized to your yarn quantity; work the repeats according to the recommended percentages of your yarn weight.

Morro is shown in two different yarn weights: laceweight Meadow and worsted weight Knightsbridge. You can work it in any weight following the guidelines in the pattern.

My grandparents took me and my younger brother Paul to Morro Bay so many times when we were growing up. Grandpa would go deep sea fishing, and the rest of us would go beachcombing and exploring. The Morro Bay Estuary is a vibrant, thriving estuary on the Central California coast.

Sizes
Laceweight (Worsted)

Finished Measurements as shown
Length: 70 (89¾) in / 178 (228) cm
Width: 10 (15¼) in / 25.5 (38.5) cm

Yarn
Laceweight: The Fibre Company Meadow, 40% Merino wool, 25% Baby llama, 20% Silk, 15% Linen (545 yds / 498 m per 3.53 oz / 100g), 1 skein. Shown in Hydrangea. As shown, shawl weighed 94g.

Worsted: The Fibre Company Knightsbridge, 65% baby llama, 25% merino, 10% silk (120 yds / 110 m per 1.76oz / 50g), 7 skeins. Shown in Skyworth. As shown, sample weighed 300g.

Needles
US3 / 3.25 mm (US7 / 4 mm) or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
Laceweight: 29 sts and 29 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in dot knit stitch pattern (blocked)

Worsted: 24 sts and 20.5 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in dot knit stitch pattern (blocked)

Notions
yarn needle, cable needle

Skills
simple cabling; simple lace

Both charts and line by line instructions provided.

knightsbridge cropped

 

 

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