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Annis is the most popular short-row lace crescent shawl on Ravelry... ♡♡♡♡♡
Annis - I love traditional triangular shawls, but sometimes they are difficult to keep in place without a pin. I have been experimenting with different shapes that could be simply tied like a scarf or have longer ends that would drape gracefully around the shoulders. Annis' crescent shape lends itself to numerous ways of tying and draping, making it a versatile accessory.
The shawlette is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the lace and the narrow curved shape is created by a unique set of short rows. The interesting combination of lace and simple stockinette stitches makes Annis a fun and fast project, perfect for beginner lace knitter.
Baikal - Lake Baikal (in Russia) has always been fascinating to me. When I was little, I thought the name was interesting because 'bajka' means story or fable, and I imagined that the lake is the home of fairies and magical creatures. Later in school I learned that the lake is even more unique than that - it is the world's deepest and clearest lake, it holds the largest amount of fresh water, and at 25 million years old it's also the oldest lake. Baikal is home to numerous unique life forms, and since its depths are largely unexplored, who knows what new magical creatures are still waiting to be discovered.
The lake is shaped as a crescent and the shawl is a crescent as well to reflect the inspiration. The shawl is worked from the top down and shaped with an easy set of garter stitch short rows. To keep things simple, the short row wraps can be left unworked, hidden within the garter stitch texture. Garter stitch sections worked in a beautiful
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Beithe - I love autumn, the crisp mornings and cooler days with their promise of change feel invigorating after a long hot summer. I find endless inspiration in the season's incredible variety of colors and textures, so I wanted to design a shawl that would combine leaf shapes with interesting textures.
I decided to use the diamond lace motifs along the shawl's edge because they resemble the shapes of birch leaves and I added a few simple cables with some purled stitches to create more texture.
Beithe got its name from the ancient Ogham alphabet where each letter is named after a tree; 'beith' means birch tree.
The amazing hand dyed colors of this Lisa Souza yarn are a perfect match for the colors of birch leaves in autumn. The yarn is a blend of wool and silk; the wool provides warmth and coziness to the shawl while the silk content enhances the overall drape.
Using just a single skein of this beautiful yarn, Beithe is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the textured border. The shawl's practical crescent shape is created by a set of short rows, which is worked in easy stockinette stitch and bound off with a 2-stitch I-cord.
Published by Knitty, Deep Fall 2012.
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Edelweiss Neckwarmer - This neckwarmer is a perfect showcase for some special yarn and wonderful buttons. The original project was knitted with exactly one skein of Silk Garden Lite to make the most of Noro's stunning colors; however, the pattern can be easily customized to accommodate just about any yarn on appropriately sized needles, the possibilities are truly limitless. One of a kind bulky handspun yarn could become a very unique cold weather accessory, while a silky laceweight yarn could be used to create a warm weather showstopper.
The button closure can be omitted to make a feature of a special shawl pin. Because the stitch pattern is completely reversible the design can be easily modified into a scarf or a shawl of just about any size by simply increasing the number of cast on stitches, making this an ideal stash-busting project.