I love puns… and I also love the members of my local knitting community. Recently, one of us survived a life changing accident. She is moving through it with grace, strength and humour; all proceeds from will go to help modify her reality to accommodate her new needs. This pattern has been inspired by Clair – she prefers rectangles and small stitch patterns. Work with bulky for a lush stole, in fingering for a scarf, or in anything in between. The pattern is available now on Ravelry for $6.00USD, link is here Clairity (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clairity).
This shawl is a parallelogram, with increases and decreases that shift the direction of the knitted work to the bias. In order to keep the edges as elastic as the knitted fabric, each row has a YO that is dropped on the subsequent row.
• Bulky: Diamond Luxury “Baby Alpaca Sport” 100% baby alpaca; 100m/109yd per 100g/3.5oz skein; color: 1971; 4 skeins
• 9.0mm/US #13 needles in style of your choice
Sarah from Sea Turtle Fiber Arts came up with a special colourway for the fingering version…
• Fingering: Sea Turtle Fiber Arts “Star Fish Sock” 84% superwash merino; 390m/430yd per 115g/4.1oz skein; color: Cosmos; 1 skein
• 3.75mm/US #5 needles in style of your choice
Fingering Gauge: 23 st / 31 r = 10cm / 4” in stockinette stitch, flat
Bulky Gauge: 11 st / 14 r = 10cm / 4” in stockinette stitch, flat
It’s a good scarf with a single skein of fingering; I’m very fond of the stole as an oversized scarf too. It will work well in any weight of yarn, and written and charted instructions are given to customize the size. The total purchase price of this pattern will go to Clair’s crowdfunding; it’s available now on Ravelry for $6.00USD, link is here Clairity (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clairity).
And if you would care to read more about Clair or donate directly to her crowdfunding, the link is Help Clair’s Army make her home Accessible .