It feels like I spent the entire month of March editing Shawls to Play With. (which is here!!!)
I did sneak away for an evening to knit exactly 2 rows on the shawl I’ve been neglecting, but most of my knitting time has been spent working on the secret knitting project. However! The secret project is knit!
I’ll try to have some knitting for you guys next week, (though is might be a new pile of swatches.)
Quirky. Bold. Playful. Graphic.
Izar is eight knots and a starburst drawn with lace.
A modern, asymmetrical, take on classic celtic knots, Izar will lead you on a journey of twists and turns leaving you with a stunning shawl in the end.
MC: 840 yards (770 meters), fingering weight
CC: 420 yards (385 meters), fingering weight
I used The Verdant Gryphon’s Eidos in “Fenris” & “Blinding Polyphemus”
Needles: US 5s (3.75mm) 40″ circular
Notions: 8 stitch markers; 1 yarn needle
Gauge: 18 sts/ 38 rows to 4 in (10cm) in washed and blocked stockinette stitch
Dimensions: 38 in (96.5cm) diameter
Garter stitch and slipped stitches. Harmonious ease.
Super simple shaping creates a gentle wave along the edge of this side to side triangle. Garter stitch makes for a relaxing knit.
Two slipped stitches at either edge complete the shawl and add a twist of grace.
Understated elegance. Divine simplicity.
Yarn: 420 yrds (384 m) fingering weight yarn. I used 1 skein of Madelinetosh TML
Needles: US 7s (4.5mm) circulars or straights
Notions: 2 stitch markers; 1 yarn needle
Gauge: 24 sts/ 42 rows to 4 in (10cm) in garter stitch
Dimensions: 52 in (132cm) across the top; 13.5 in (34.5cm) at the center back
“Wafian” – Old English for “to wave.” One of the many root words for “wave.”