3/8/11

Pattern Release: Dunes and Waves

This stunning stole is feminine, romantic and not difficult to make.

If you have never knitted lace, this is a good first project: no sew-on lacy edges, no provisional cast-ons, no kitchener stitches.
You start at the one end of the stole, and finish at the other. The pattern will do the rest. It will create the waves and pointy tips. Pattern uses one of the signature stitches of Estonian Lace: a twisted stitch also known as gathered 2x2 stitch.
 
 

The model is knitted from a light-weight lace yarn, but any weight lace yarn can be used instead.

Materials
Yarn: 75 g of lace weight yarn
(~ 1300 yards/100 g)
Tools: needles US size 4 (3.5 mm)
Finished size: 24 x 71 inch (60 x 180 cm)

I am offering the pattern for this shawl for sale as 
an instant  PDF download. 
Please note: pattern is charted. 
 Your cost: $4.00 via Raverly / PayPal 


Thank you!
Happy Knitting Everyone!

9 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Absolutna perfekcja!!!

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  2. This is a beautiful shawl. You have captured the delicate style of Estonian Lace without using grafting. What more can you ask of Lace Knitting? Thanks for a lovely inspirational piece.

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  3. this pattern is gorgeous, and it definds what a women that is very feminin would wear. To make it for my special friend that is a wheel chair and is a very large women do I just continue the patteren a bit. Thanks for making women feel like a women again. Barbara barbaraeckhart@ yahoo.com

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  4. I purchased this pattern to make for my granddaughter for her wedding. I am having a difficult time resolving your pictures with the results I am getting in actually knitting it. Your gauge in the pattern is so tiny compared to the scale of the garment in the pictures that I find it difficult to resolve the two together. I have a whole experienced knitting club watching this and they are having difficulty too. I get close to what it looks like in the pictures with size 8 needles and a light lace weight yarn. Can you help? Bonnie, a really apprehensive grandmother.

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    1. Hi Bonnie, I completely understand your difficulty. This actually comes up a lot when you knit lace projects. Two thoughts:
      1. Tension. If you tend to knit tightly - you absolutely should increase the needle size for lace projects. In my experience, loosely knitted lace will be easier to block and get to an appropriate shape/size of the final garment.
      2. Blocking - VERY important in lace knitting. You should expect that your lace project will increase 30-50% in both width and length after blocking. To make my shawls look good I soak them in cold water with a drop of hand soap for 30-40 min (you really need to let it soak for that long to let the wool fibers to soak up water and relax). Then I really STRETCH the shawl to the dimensions. That brings the pattern out and it will fix all the imperfection of a gauge.
      Hope that helps - happy to discuss it further. You can email me directly - my email in on the pattern!

      Natalia

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    2. Natalia, Thank you so much for taking time to reply to this neophyte's query. I have read carefully and will knit this garment with utter faith in your talents because I cannot see what the results will be as I go along which you can with most garments. Your patterns are wonderful and so are your customer's comments. I usually knit to gauge but with this garment, I cannot tell. Do you think I should take the chance and return to the size 3 needle? As I said above, with the size 7 needles, I do get very lacy. But, referring to your finishing instructions, the larger size needles might result in a monstrosity of a shawl. Also, I have ordered both a mohair wool and a mohair wool/silk blend. Which do you recommend for this particular garment for a nice texture? Thank you again Bonnie

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  5. Hi Bonnie!
    the easiest way to stop worrying is to make swatches on size 3 and size 7, wash them and block as you would do the finishes shawl. It will give you exact representation of the final product.
    As for yarn - I personally don't like to work with pure mohair. :)
    Cheers,
    N

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