Monday, August 4, 2008

New Pattern: Simple Elegance

I decided that since this is a big move for me I would celebrate by giving you guys a new pattern....;-)

I have had lots of questions about the wedding shawls that I was making for a friend of mine so i figured now would be a good time to share one of them with you...

This is a pretty easy...so if you are new at lace consider this since its only 16 row repeat....I know 16 sounds long but then every other row is purl so its really only 8...:-)

Okay are you all ready...Then Lets Begin:

Simple Elegance



(Close Up)


What you need:

Yarn: I used 2 skiens of Alpaca Cloud from Knit Picks in the Sunlight Heather color way, but any lace weight will work.

Needles 5 us or 3.75 mm

Guage isn't a big thing here since you can block it out pretty easily...

NOTE: there is a 3 stitch garter stitch border that IS NOT wrote out, so be sure you knit the beginning and the ending 3 stitches each row

Cast on: 97

Work 5 rows in garter stitch.

Row 1: K1, *k2tog, K4, yo, K1, yo, ssk, K1; repeat from * till end of row

Row 2 and every other even row: Purl

Row 3: K1,* K2tog, K3, (yo,K1) twice, ssk, K1, repeat from * till end of row

Row 5: K1, *K2tog, K2, yo, K1, yo, K2, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 7: K1, *K2tog, (K1, yo) twice, K3, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 9: K1, *K2tog, yo, K1, yo, K4, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 11: K1, *K2tog, (K1, yo) twice, K3, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 13: K1, *K2tog, K2, yo, K1, yo, K2, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 15: K1, *K2got, K3, (yo,k1) twice, ssk, K1 repeat from * till end of row

Row 16: Purl

and repeat these 16 rows....

And if you have any questions feel free to email me ;-)

Ok START KNITTING!

And if you like this pattern all I ask is that you donate a few dollars to Aids Life Cycle. This link will be updated every year with my new cycling number so when ever you find this pattern you will be able to donate to the current ride! I myself have been fight HIV/AIDS for roughly 5 years but luckily I have never had to use any services. But others aren't that lucky...So anything you can give would be awesome! thanks.

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12 comments:

Hattie said...

Gorgeous, and simple. Love it!

Nicole said...

This is great. You should post it on ravelry. I can put in a PDF file if you want?

I am going to the knit shop tonight and you won't be there. :~( It is a very sad thing.

Larjmarj said...

Yay!!!

Now I need more yarn!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely stole! Easy enough for us beginners, THANK YOU!!!
leleslie45

Katy said...

Just wanted to let you know that after seeing this gorgeous pattern on your blog I had to try it out. It's the first time I've ever knitted lace, though I'm doing it in yarn that's probably a little too heavy (Debbie Bliss Pure Silk, which feels gorgeous). I'm thrilled to bits that it's working; for a complete lace beginner like myself you've made the pattern totally easy to understand and it looks stunning ... my soon-to-be sister-in-law will be wearing it over her wedding dress before she walks down the aisle. :) Thank you!

Anonymous said...

The pattern is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it! Could you tell me (excuse my newbieness) does the 97 stitch cast on include the 3 garter stitch border? Thanks again!

sebago

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I'm looking for a lace wrap that I can sew together (short end onto a long side) into a mobius shawl for a wedding next month, and this looks like it might work. But since I need it to be reversible, would I knit instead of purl all even rows? And are the corners really rounded? That wouldn't work so well for sewing together. I have a cake of fine black chenille that I want to use; do you think it would work?

Anonymous said...

can you tell me the dimensions of this wonderful shawl using the 2 skeins?

Bibliocat said...

Lovely Shawl. Thank you for sharing this pattern. Sheryl

laurie said...

I love this pattern. Thank you. I was wondering do you have a charted pattern for this shawl? I would like to try that.

Peggy said...

Hello.
I made a scarf, using worsted weight and with 59 stitches, it was my first "lace" effort and I loved it! Gave it to my cousin in Paris, France when I was visitng her last week. So...your creation is now adorning a French neck and she loves it!

Thank you for being so creative! Now, I will make the shawl as you designed it.

Peggy

Peggy said...

Hello.
I made a scarf, using worsted weight and with 59 stitches, it was my first "lace" effort and I loved it! Gave it to my cousin in Paris, France when I was visitng her last week. So...your creation is now adorning a French neck and she loves it!

Thank you for being so creative! Now, I will make the shawl as you created it.

Peggy