We have had such an unbelievably busy spring, we’ve hardly had a chance to catch our breath. We even launched this gorgeous shawl pattern by Emily Wessel (of Tin Can Knits fame) in March and have not even had a moment to post about it! And it really is gorgeous. Here are the photos to prove it:
Tulips line up in beautifully symmetrical ranks along the edge of this design. The design can be knit as a triangular shawl (in CashSilk Lace) or square blanket (in our Superwash Worsted). The shawl is knit in rows of increasing length, beginning at the centre top, and working outward to the edging. The blanket is knit in the round, beginning at the centre point and working outward to the edging. The same charts are use for blanket and shawl, but they are worked slightly differently, as described in the written instructions.
And here are the details:
- Shawl: 2 skeins of SweetGeorgia Yarns CashSilk Lace in Black Plum (400 yd / 365 m per 1.9 oz / 55 g skein; 45% cashmere, 55% silk)
- Blanket: 6 skeins of SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted in Goldmine (200 yd / 183 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 100% superwash merino wool)
- Shawl: US #5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long
- Blanket: US #8 / 5.0 mm; double pointed needles, circular needle, 40” / 100 cm long
- Shawl: 24 sts and 30 rows per 4“ / 10 cm in stockinette stitch (after blocking)
- Blanket: 20 sts and 24 rows per 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch (after blocking)
- Shawl measures approximately 64” / 162.5 cm across (wingspan) by 32” / 81 cm long at centre back
- Blanket measures approximately 36–44” / 91.5–112 cm square
Finished size of shawl and blanket will depend on yarn choice, gauge, and how aggressively you block the finished piece.
I love how Emily designs these patterns that work both as shawls and also as blankets. She designed another one for us called Chrysanthemum which is also a semi-circular shawl or a circular baby blanket. Love them both! What lace knitting projects are keeping you busy these days?