This is another design that came from a swatch that I had worked on several years ago. I thought it was just too pretty to leave in my swatch basket.
I did a few adjustments to make the math work and figured out how to join the two pieces and ended up with an ethereal beauty! This shawl is a study of how different arrangements of decreases and yarn overs in different ways leads to unique lace patterns.
I was so excited about how the center of this shawl turned out. I love the mirrored ripples made by the grafting of the two halves. Definitely worth the pain of Kitchener stitch. Anwen is made in two pieces worked from the ends, then invisibly seamed at the center with Kitchener stitch.
This one is definitely one of my favorites! I have always had a thing for pinecones, their simple beauty warms my heart. I use them all the time in decorating to add an inviting, earthy, cozy feel to a space. The pinecone appearance of this stitch pattern is what drew me to it.
I found this stitch pattern in a Japanese stitch dictionary, played with it some and pulled out the center to place it between the pinecones to balance the design.
I love cropped cardigans, they are perfect for wearing with dresses. This one with its lovely yoke and a touch of pattern at the band makes for a pretty and practical cardigan.
This cropped, rounded yoke cardigan is constructed in one piece from the top down.
This one went through a few metamorphoses to get it right. At first I tried the wavy design bordering a different center design, not good. The two stitch patterns were competing with each other. Then I tried a different arrangement of the repeats, once again no good.
Then I tried the currant arrangement, third time was the charm! This is one of those that the finished results far passed my expectations. If you want a scarf you can just work the center of the chart with the garter edges like the swatch above.
I love the how the decreases make the raised wavy pattern. It always amazes me how yarn overs and decreases can make so many different intricate patterns. This shawl is worked in one piece from end to end.
There is more to come!!