I sort of sneaked a new shawl pattern up onto Ravelry Friday morning.
Hand dyed yarn and complex stitch patterns usually fight with each other, and can play epic games of tug-and-war if you let them. What do you look at first? The yarn or the stitch work?
With this pattern I’m calling a cease fire.
The strong diamond & mesh pattern creates lace work that shines, while smooth expanses of stockinette allow the gorgeous yarn & colors to take center stage.
I started this pattern way back in August, and am so excited to have the pattern out to you.
The name “Rosmerta” was initially inspired by the last name of everyone’s favorite Hogsmeade pub proprietress. After a little digging it also turns out to be the name of the Gaulish goddess of abundance & fertility.
And (maybe most importantly) it fills “R” in my (slightly strange) quest to name shawls after every letter of the alphabet.
This is also my 40th(!) pattern on Ravelry. When did that happen?!?!
You can see them all here.
All the important pattern details.
Materials: 800 yards (740 meters), lace weight
Sample Shown in: Julie Asselin, “Merletto”
1 skein, 800 yards (740 meters)/skein, colorway ‘Anémone’
75% merino wool, 15% cashmere, 10% silk
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 40 inch circular needle
use needles needed to obtain gauge
stitch markers (8)
extra stitch markers for internal reps (36)
it helps if these two sets of stitch markers are different
tapestry or yarn needle
Gauge: 26 sts and 40 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in washed and blocked St st
Blocked Dimensions: 18 inches (45.5 cm) down center back, blocked
exact dimensions may vary depending on how aggressively the piece is blocked
Note: This pattern only includes charts for the stitch repeats.