This piece captures so perfectly the layers of color that can be present in a piece of agate stone…and with our palette, the potential color combinations seem endless. With a simple garter and slip-stitch motif, worked on the bias with an i-cord edge, this wrap is a fun knit. And with openings near each end, it can be worn in many ways.
19" [48.5 cm] wide and 88" [223.5 cm] long
chickadee / 2 skeins each: kumlien's gull 152 (A) / clay 113 (B) / audouin 157 (C) / kittywake 151 (D) / shell 171 (E) / maple 178 (F)
24" circulars in size US 6 and 7 [4 and 4.5 mm]
26 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in slip stitch pattern with larger needles, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, picking up stitches, i-cord, grafting (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.
This fun shawl, worked from the top down, combines one strand of fingering weight and one strand of lace weight, sometimes alternating, sometimes worked together. Paula Pereira used wispy mohair Piper and perky Finch in her Mahana shawl. The motif in the glorious lace border is also tucked into the bands of garter, welting, and fisherman's rib. We love this airy and warm piece.
74" [188 cm] wingspan and 35" [89 cm] deep at center
finch / caspian 155 / 4 skeins
piper / abilene 602 / 4 skeins
32" circular in sizes US 4, 6, and 7 [3.5, 4, and 4.5 mm]
20 sts and one 34-row repeat of body pattern for swatching = 4" [10 cm] wide and 3½" [9 cm] deep, with A and B and using needle sizes as indicated in swatching instructions, after blocking
Crochet provisional cast on, picking out a waste yarn cast on (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Line-by-line instructions and some charts included.
The mesmerizing stitch definition in Paula Periera’s Naamah shawl is created by the use of twisted stitches in soft Chickadee. This elongated triangle is knitted from the center neck down, with simple ribbing that flows into its mirrored lace border.
72½" [184 cm] wingspan and 23½" [59.7 cm] deep at center
chickadee / aleutian 148 / 5 skeins
40" circular in sizes US 4 and 7 [3.5 and 4.5 mm]
22 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in twisted rib pattern, after wet-blocking
Long-tail cast on (link provided). Charts and line-by-line instructions included.