October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
370 - 400 yards (338 - 366 m)
64" wingspan
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Note: Aitos was designed for A Verb For Keeping Warm’s Pro-Verbial yarn and fiber club. The pattern is available only for club members, who can access it for free using the information provided to them by Verb. Not part of Pro-Verbial? You’ll be able to buy the pattern for Aitos on April 15th, 2016.

Is anyone else relieved to see gray skies in the fall? I know I am! Looking at Fresh Water– a limited-edition Pro-Verbial colorway– for the first time, gave me the same sensation, like I could finally hunker down after a long season in the sun. The alpaca in the yarn is naturally a silvery gray.Accented with swaths of deep indigo, the color evokes misty mornings, leaves crunching underfoot, and drinking herbal tea on rainy days.

Meet Aitos, a simple and feminine shawl in lustrous Floating.This pattern takes advantage of the yarn’s natural sheen and drape.The slipped stitches help the shawl hold its shape, and add a paint-brush effect to the indigo colorway.Towards the end, these slip-stitch stripes begin to meander into a simple little lace motif.

Aitos has something for everyone; a great pattern for novice lace knitters, that can still hold the attention of old pros.As lacy and soft as Aitos is, it can still be thrown over your jacket, bandana-like, for a more modern, fuss-free look.

The shawl is started with a garter tab cast-on, and worked in a slip-stitch pattern from the center top downwards, increasing on the sides and along the center panel. The lace section is charted.