July 12, 2012 update: “Gene Tierney, the Divine” was originally part of The Sanguine Gryphon’s Fall 2011 “Film Noir” pattern collection, and is now available directly from the designer (me!).
Whether in night dress or an evening gown, every woman needs diamonds to distract from her scheming. Well, this shawl has diamonds aplenty. Enough, I would reckon, to conceal the conspiracies of one plot, or maybe twenty. Then perhaps, just perhaps, an X will mark the spot where the murderous heart skips a beat.
Knit in two halves then grafted together in the middle, this shawl easily flows across and off the shoulders. A wide garter stitch border surrounds the stockinette central motifs, providing an elegant and effortless frame for an elegant and effortless piece.
Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Mithril’, 4oz/750 yds, 100% merino wool, 2 skeins, shown in Der Blaue Engel (Fall/Winter 2011 colourway)
Needles: US 2/3.00mm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st, washed and blocked
Notions: tapestry needle, waste yarn, US 3/3.25 mm or 4/3.5 mm needle for cast on edges (optional)
Finished Measurements: 22” (56 cm) x 78” (198 cm)
Skills Used: cable cast on, knitting and purling, k2tog, k3tog, k3togtbl, sk2p, ssk, yo, kitchener stitch/grafting, weaving in ends, and blocking lace
Both charts and written stitch directions are included.