April 9, 2011


Zodiac le Plume

July 12, 2012 update: “Zodiac le Plume” was originally part of The Sanguine Gryphon’s Spring 2011 pattern collection, and is now available directly from the designer (me!).

The pattern is now available for purchase as a download for $8.00, either on Ravelry, or directly through the blog … buy now

I mentioned Zodiac le Plume in my last post a couple of days ago, but I’ve got a handful of free minutes again today, so I figured I’d better do a proper post now before something else comes along and eats up all of my time.

I’m also trying something knew, so all of the pattern details (yarn, needles, gauge, etc) are listed at the bottom of this post instead of on the Original Designs page.

Swirls and curls created by little pin pricks of light floating across a solid field, flit and flutter, combining and intertwining to give the impression of uncontrollable chaos. Only by prolonged and careful observation will order eventually emerge and the secrets of the stars unveil themselves.

Knit out of two skeins of the Sanguine Gryphon ‘Little Traveller,’ Zodiac le Plume is a crescent shaped shawl begun at the back of the neck and knit through to the hem. Just before the bind off, an increase row is worked, to ensure that a thorough blocking is possible.

Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Little Traveller’, 4 oz/560 yds, 100% superwash merino, 2 skeins, shown in ‘Tintagel’ (Standard colourway)

Needles: US 3/3.25mm 40”/101 cm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts and 38 rows = 4”/10 cm in washed and blocked St st

Blocked Dimensions: 23.5”/59.5 cm down the center back

Skills Used: cable cast on, knitting and purling, k2tog, k2togtbl, k3tog, k3togtbl, sk2p, ssk, yo, decrease bind off, weaving in ends, and blocking lace

Both charts and written instructions are included in this pattern.