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Pattern Release: Calliandra Shawl – Craftsy Kit

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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Pattern Release: Oregana Stole

 

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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Pattern Release: Carpinteria Shawl

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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Pattern Release: Santa Ynez Cowl

 

 

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!

Sizes
Small (Large)

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

Yarn
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.

Needles
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.

Gauge
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.

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

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

Both charts and line by line instructions are provided.

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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!

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