Karakorum

[x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 20px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” class=”center-text “]Karakorum[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”10px”][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text class=”right-text “]This generously sized crescent shaped shawl is worked top down in shifting colors with optional beading. The textured stitches gradually become lacier as the shawl progresses outwards, representing approaching mountain ranges that gradually draw near on the long journey along the Silk Road.
Except for a few rows at the border and the double yarnovers in the first lace pattern, most of the shawl is patterned on right side rows only, allowing for resting rows on the wrong side.[/x_text][x_line][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Silk Road

Through deserts dry and mountains high
past snow and ice and deep blue skies.
From lands of sunrise way afar
We make our way to reach Kashgar.

From far we come and far we walk
from dawn each day till it gets dark.
Dark loom the mountains, drawing near
through foothills steep, valleys appear
and glaciers glint in fading light
snow capped peaks come into sight.

Charted instructions only

Yarn
1 Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering Gradient
Set (100% Superwash Merino; 1250 yards / 1143 m
per set), Sample in Shades of Umber
1 skein Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering
(100% Superwash Merino; 475 yards / 434 m per
skein), Sample in Woodberry
or approx.1350 yds/ 1235 m fingering weight yarn

Needles
US 6 (4 mm) min 32″/ 80cm circular needle to hold
large number of stitches, or size to obtain gauge
Needle two sizes larger for Border

Gauge
24 st and 30 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
92″/ 234 cm wingspan tip to tip, 28″/ 71 cm center
back depth

Notions
6/0 Beads, approx. 1850 sz ( 400 Miyuki Matte Metalic
Khaki Iridescent and 1450 Silver Lined Crystal)
Crochet hook or tool for preferred beading method.
Tapestry needle

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All patterns have been professionally edited.

Available to all Explorer Shawl Club members as an early download here
(right click, then save as)

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Khyber Pass

[x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 20px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” class=”center-text “]Khyber Pass[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”10px”][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text class=”right-text “]Khyber Pass is a striking top down crescent shaped shawl with lace sections that alternate with a garter and eyelet pattern.
The garter ridges add warmth and substance for your trip over the high mountains and the lace, inspired by snowcapped summits and frost, adds an element of lightness.
All wrong side rows are rest rows, making for a relaxing yet satisfying knit.[/x_text][x_line][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Silk Road

Through deserts dry
and mountains high,
past snow and ice
and deep blue skies,

We travel on,
starting at dawn,
on paths that take us further west,
‘cross passes high, ere we may rest.

Full written and charted instructions

Yarn
Bijou Basin Ranch Lhasa Wilderness (75% Yak down,
25% Bamboo; 250 yards / 228 m per 2.7 oz skein)
1 skein each in Sassenach (color A), Jacobite (color B)
and Skye (color C)
or
Sport weight yarn, 250 yds/ 229 m each, color A, B, C
Needles
US 6 (4 mm) min 32”/ 80cm circular needle to hold
large number of stitches, or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
18 st and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
65”/ 165 cm wingspan tip to tip, 16”/ 40 cm center
back depth

Notions
Tapestry Needle

Stitch marker *(optional)

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All patterns have been professionally edited.

Available as part of Silk Road 2016 Shawl Club: Wayfarer for $36 here

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Schaumkronen

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Top down cowlette is started flat and first knit like a triangular shawl, then joined in the round in the classic cowlette shape. Quick to knit up, this easy to wear little gem that won’t slide off your shoulders adds just the right touch of elegance to any wardrobe!

Schaumkronen (lit. Crowns of foam) are what is commonly known as whitecaps or white foam crests, this happens at a strong breeze or at about a windspeed of 6 on the Beaufort scale.[/x_text][x_line][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Riversong

When storm clouds roll towards the shore
and seagulls’ cries, loud just before
get drowned out in the thundering sound
of waves that wash up and then pound,
up on the rocks, with shore in sight,
my waves are crowned in caps of white!

Fully written and charted instructions

Yarn
Sweet Georgia Cashluxe Fine 1 skein each in 2 colors (70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400 yards / 365 m per 4oz/115g skein)
OR Fingering weight yarn 225 yards MC and 90 yards CC

Sample in MC ‘Hush’ and CC ‘Birch’

Needles
US 5 (3.75 mm) 24”/ 60 cm circular needle, or size to
obtain gauge

Gauge
22 st and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
25.5”/ 65 cm neck opening, 22”/ 56 cm depth at center
front, 6” / 15 cm depth at center back

Notions
5 Stitch markers
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All patterns have been professionally edited and tested.

Available on Ravelry for $7.

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Tidepools

[x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 20px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” class=”center-text “]Tidepools[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”10px”][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text class=”right-text “]The river reaches the sea and finds its way over
rocks and shallows to the open. Tidepools and the
water running over and through rocks, collecting in
pools and finally flowing freely through the underwater
forests of the ocean is depcited in this generously
sized, top down crescent to half circle shawl.[/x_text][x_line][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Riversong

Where salt and sand and air do meet,
and seaweed fronds in tidepools greet,
I rush on by, against the tide
and lose myself into the wide,
a deep blue cove at ocean’s door,
but there I become so much more!

From mountains bare
some parts of me
have come down here
to be the sea.

Full written and charted instructions

Yarn
2 skeins Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% Merino, 15%
Silk, 10% Cashmere; 360 yards / 329 m per skein)
Sport weight yarn
Sample in ‘Cousteau’
Needles
US 5 (3.75 mm) min 32”/ 80cm circular needle to
hold large number of stitches, or size to obtain
gauge

Gauge
24 st and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette st

Finished Size
61”/ 152 cm wingspan tip to tip, 21”/ 53 cm center
back depth

Notions
Stitch markers (optional)

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All patterns have been professionally edited and tested.

Available on Ravelry as part of Riversong: 2015 Shawl Club for $30

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Mist & Spray

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A moonlit haze shrouds over meadows as fog rises from the warmer water in the cooler autumn nights and silver dew forms on everything. The water splashing and sparkling on rocks and the silent ripples and water-movements that are left behind by unseen tail flicks of swimming creatures hidden under the still surface of the water all found their way into this shawl.
Worked from the top down with optional beading, this shawl celebrates water in its myriad of forms:
Ripples, spray, mist, fog and sparkling dew in the moonlight.

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I find my way through rocks and stones,
streamlines form where fish do roam.
Bleak rocky shore changes to brush,
fish and frog do like the lush
undergrowth, to hide and thwart
kingfisher’s eyes are very sharp.

And fog ebbs into meadows thick
as cooler nights are nearing quick.
From mountain stream down to the sea,
mist and dew will follow me.

Full written and charted instructions
Yarn
Fiber Optic Kashmir Yarn Paintbox (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 450 yards / 411 m, 4.25 oz / 120 g per skein)
1 Paintbox Gradient Set in ‘Ink to Powder’

Needles
US Size 6 (4 mm) min 32”(80 cm), or size to obtain gauge

Gauge:
22 st = 4” in stockinette st

Notions
approx. 850 sz 6/0 Beads and crochet hook or tool for preferred beading method.
(If desired 26 special beads can be used for the bind off row. The sample shown used 26 Swarovski Crystal Bicone drops (6mm) as the focal point of the picots)

Finished Sizes
53”/ 135 cm wingspan tip to tip, 19”/ 48cm center back depth[/x_text][x_line][x_text]

All patterns have been professionally edited and tested.

Available on Ravelry as part of Riversong: 2015 Shawl Club for $30

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Nymphea

 

This top down shawl is named after the wild waterlilies, though you may only see a few lilypads and flowers on the surface, the plant underneath the water is much larger with leaves on long underwater stems tangling like vines and buds growing upwards.
Delicate lace patterns intersect and converge, depicting the various parts of the lovely water lily: buds, flowers, stems and lilypads.

Riversong

When beaver dams invite to slow,
I spread out wide and deep I grow.
Lingering here I see a fawn,
a silent heron, looking on.

Wild roses dot the banks I see,
showering petals onto me,
and waterlily pink in bloom,
I see in ponds I pass in June!

Full written and charted instructions

Yarn
Jill Draper Makes Stuff ‘Esopus’ (100% US grown and superwashed merino, 500 yards/457 meters, 113 grams /4 ounces)
1 skein ‘Rosy’

Needles
US Size 6 (4 mm) min 32”(80 cm), or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
20 st = 4” in stockinette st

Notions
6 stitch markers
approx. 553 sz 6/0 Beads and crochet hook or tool for preferred beading method

Finished Sizes
53”/ 135 cm wingspan, 19”/ 48 cm center back depth[/x_text][x_line][x_text]

All patterns have been professionally edited and tested.

Available on Ravelry as part of Riversong: 2015 Shawl Club for $30

 

Kalmia

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This top down shawl is named after the local state flower, Mountain Laurel (or Kalmia Latifolia) that grows in abundance in higher elevation in wetter areas. The sun-drenched scent that reminds me of kayak paddles on peaceful lakes.

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Mountain Laurel bloom and grow
on branches near the water low
and waterlily pink in bloom,
I see in ponds I pass in June!

Full written and charted instructions

Yarn:
Polka Dot Sheep ‘Tenderfoot’ (80% superwash merino/20% Nylon, 400 yards / 365 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g)
1 skein ‘Petals’

Needles:
US Size 5 (3.75 mm) min 32”/ 80cm circular needle to hold large number of stitches, or size to obtain gauge

Gauge:
22 st = 4” in stockinette st

Notions:
6 stitch markers
approx. 207 sz 6/0 Beads and crochet hook or tool for preferred beading method

Finished Size:
43”/ 110 cm wingspan tip to tip, 17”/ 43cm center back depth[/x_text][x_line][x_text]

All patterns have been professionally edited and tested.

Available on Ravelry as part of Riversong: 2015 Shawl Club for $30

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Spiral Path Mitts

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Perfect for an evening out, these delicate lace cuffs are
elegant, sophisticated and show your feminine side.
Using only small amounts of leftover lace yarn, you will be able
to make these to go along with any of your shawls.
Worked in the round with optional beading on the picot
edge and featuring a lacy swirl pattern adding airy lightness
so you can wear them even on a warm summer evening!

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Dream in Color ‘Wisp’ (50% merino/50% silk, 550 yards /503 m,
2 oz/57g)
Size small (medium) uses approx. 110 (125) yards/ 100 (115) meters lace weight yarn.
Sample shown in ‘Morning Glory’

Needles
US 4 (3.5mm) DPNs (or needles for your favorite method for working in small circumference), or size to obtain gauge
Needles 2 sizes larger for cast on only

Gauge
24 st = 4” over stockinette (blocked)

Notions
2 Stitch markers
approx. 24 (27) size 6/0 beads
small crochet hook or favorite tool for adding beads to your knitting

Finished Sizes
6½ (7½)”/ 17 (19) cm circumference at the wrist, small (medium).
approx. 5 ½”/ 14 cm long for all sizes.[/x_text][x_line][x_text]

All our patterns have been professionally edited and tested.

Available on Ravelry for $6.50

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Midwinter’s Hush

[x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 20px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” class=”center-text “]Midwinter’s Hush[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”10px”][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Bottom up shawl is written for 2 sizes and in 2 different weights of yarn.
Instructions are available both charted and written (line by line)

I used to shy away from bottom up shawls as the amount of stitches to cast on seemed interminable, however with this shawl, I placed picotsinto the cast on edge and suddenly the counting of stitches became a breeze! Plus it gives the shawl that lovely edge that you often only find on top down designs! Both these things make me extremely happy 🙂

The size of this shawl can also easily be adjusted, by increasing the cast on stitches in increments of 25.[/x_text][x_line][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Riversong

Dark winter night, last snowflakes fall
onto pine trees strong and tall.
The stars above sparkle like snow
which lays below, bends branches low.

In frozen snows I lay asleep
on pine trees high, on mountains steep.
In Spring I melt and trickle down,
down to the soil that’s deep and brown

Yarn
Blue Heron Yarns ‘Rayon Metallic’ (88% rayon/12% metallic, 550 yards/503 m, 8 oz/227 g)
Large sample, shown in ‘Polar Bear/Silver’

Knit Picks ‘Palette’ (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, Fingering Weight, 231yards/50 gram ball)
Smaller sample, shown in ‘Clarity’

If using Sport/DK weight yarn (Blue Heron Rayon Metallic):
Size A uses approx. 515 yards/471 m
Size B uses approx. 665 yards/608 m

If using fingering weight yarn (Knit Picks Palette in ‘Clarity’):
Size A uses approx. 425 yards/390 m
Size B uses approx. 550 yards/505 m

Needles
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, min. 47” (120 cm), or size to obtain gauge
US Size 8 (5 mm) long circular needle, for cast on only

Finished Sizes A (B) (Blue Heron; sport/DK)
22 (26)”/ 56 (66) cm center back depth,
54 (68)”/ 137 (173) cm wingspan

Finished Sizes A (B) (Knit Picks; fingering
weight)

20 (25)”/ 51 (64) cm center back depth,
50 (58)”/127 (147) cm wingspan[/x_text][x_line][x_text]

All patterns have been professionally edited and tested.

Available on Ravelry as part of Riversong: 2015 Shawl Club for $30

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Love & Madness

[x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 20px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true” class=”center-text “]Fernweh[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”10px”][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Oh, there surely is a fine line between love and madness — especially if you are madly in love, like Medea, and get betrayed.

Inspired by the Pre-Raphealite paintings of Jason and Medea and Medea’s story, I created a shawl and Tri’Coterie created a special colorway to fit the theme:
Red transitioning to mad black.

This fingering weight shawl is worked top down from the garter tab cast on to the lace edge. The beginning lace section shows the blossoming love, like rosy petals full of hope and faith in the future, reaching out and unfurling towards the sun. The lace border shows the unraveling, the dissolving of dreams. A simple stockinette section connects the two.
The duality of Love & Madness is so perfectly captured both in the Pre-Raphaelite’s paintings and Tri’Coterie’s ‘Medea’ colorway.[/x_text][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]This pattern is available charted only at this time

 
Yarn
Tri’Coterie Luxury Baby Camel (50% Baby Camel/50% Silk, 437 yards/400 m, 100 grams/3.53 ounces)

Needles
US Size 6 (4 mm) 32” circular needle
and US Size 8 (5 mm) for bind off only

Gauge
16 st & 34 rows = 4” on US #6 (4 mm) needles in stockinette stitch, blocked

Notions
(optional) stitch markers.
(optional) 60 g of Size 6/0 beads for optional beaded bind off
(approx 400 beads)

Finished Sizes
approx. 19”/48 cm depth, 46”/117 cm along top edge, blocked[/x_text][x_line][x_text]

All our patterns have been professionally edited and tested.

Available on Ravelry for $7.00

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