Noella – The Mesh Swirls Shawl combines stockinette, mesh, and simple shaping to create a shawl that is the essence of meditative knitting.
Loop after loop.
Stitch after stitch.
It’s the perfect project to work on while catching up with friends and family.
“Noella” – a French Feminine form of Noël, which means Christmas.
I love this shawl specifically for it’s simplicity. I started knit it at the end of 2012 just two days before Christmas, as a gift for my mother, and ended up giving it to her in mid March – but I think I get brownie points for it being before Mother’s Day.
That being said – if you have more than two days – this shawl makes an excellent, special, last minute gift for any occasion. And if you don’t have more than two days, it makes a great project for sitting around, hanging out, talking, laughing, and knitting.
Yarn: 2,475 yards (2,263 meters), lace weight
you’ll be holding three strands of yarn together throughout the shawl, so you’ll need 3 balls of 825 yards(754 meters). Please keep this in mind if you’re substituting yarn.
Sample Shown in:
Jade Sapphire, “Lacey Lamb”;
3 balls, 825 yards (754 meters)/ball, colorway ‘225,’ 100% merino wool
Needles: US size 6 (4.00 mm)
1 set of 5 DPNs (optional)
1 32 inch (80 cm) circular (optional)
1 40 inch (100 cm) circular
use needles needed to obtain gauge
Notions: stitch marker (1); tapestry or yarn needle
Gauge: 23 sts and 36 rounds = 4 in (10 cm); in washed and blocked stockinette stitch
Blocked Dimensions: 35 inches (89 cm) in diameter, blocked
(exact dimensions may vary depending on how aggressively the piece is blocked)
Lapidarius is now available for purchase as a download, for $8.00 either on Ravelry, or directly through the blog …buy now
Lapidary– a person who works with precious stone. Also, of/relating to gemstones. From the Latin lapidarius. This design came out of playing with diamonds. Playing with the way they fit together, the way you can build larger diamonds out of smaller diamonds, and the way you can carve smaller diamonds out of larger ones.
Lapidarius is a rectangular shawl with a cast on edge at one end, a bind off edge at the other and 12 repeats of the 48 row repeat in between.
Yarn: 750 yards (686 meters), lace weight
Shown in: The Verdant Gryphon, “Mithril”; 750 yards (686 meters)/skein, 1skein of “Interior”
Needles: US size 2.5 (3.00 mm) 32 inch (80 cm) circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: tapestry needle, US 3 (3.25 mm) or US 4 (3.5 mm) needles for cast on edges (optional)
Gauge: 28 sts/4 inches; 38 rows/4 inches (20 sts/10 cm; 30 rows/10 cm) in washed and blocked stockinette
Blocked Dimensions: 10 inches (25.5 cm) wide x 60 inches (152.5 cm) long, blocked
Skills Used: cable cast on, knitting and purling, k2tog, ssk, k3tog, k3togtbl, yo, weaving in ends, blocking lace
Mayur is now available for purchase as a download, for $6.00 either on Ravelry, or directly through the blog …buy now
Mayur, meaning “peacock” in Sanskrit, was inspired by my desire to create a two color shawl with an ombre stripping sequence.
Sometimes simplicity is best and so to let the yarn shine, the only stitch patterns used are stockinette and a yo, k2tog mesh.
This makes it the perfect pattern for that special hand-painted yarn.
Yarn: 980 yards (896 meters), fingering weight
Shown in: Unplanned Peacock Studio, “Superwash Merino Fingering Weight”; 875 yards (800 meters)/skein, 1 skein each of “slate” & “robin’s egg”
Needles: US size 6 (4.00 mm) 40 inch (100 cm) circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: 1 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge: 20 sts/4 inches; 30 rows/4 inches (20 sts/10 cm; 30 rows/10 cm) in washed and blocked stockinette
Blocked Dimensions: 21.5 inches (54.5 cm) in diameter point to point, blocked
Skills Used: casting on, binding off, knitting, working in the round on circulars and DPNs, working with two colors of yarn in stripes, k2tog, yo, weaving in ends, blocking lace