Artio Shawlette by Patricia Martin
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Artio Shawlette

April 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
399 yards (365 m)
One size
This pattern is available in print for £2.50.

Due to changes to EU legislation with regard to Value Added Tax liability from 1st January 2015 I have decided to temporarily suspend pattern sales until it becomes clear what the best option for me will be. I will also be using this opportunity to develop some new patterns, revise layouts, make any amendments and take some new photos. I haven’t set a date for reopening my Ravelry store but it’s unlikely to be before early summer 2015. If you’d like to be notified when I reopen send my a personal message and I’ll add you to a list for earburning when I reopen.

This pretty shawlette is the perfect accessory as we move into spring and summer, especially in this gorgeous vibrant green.

Artio is a Celtic, primarily Swiss, goddess of Spring, represented by a bear emerging from her cave in Spring to herald the start of the new season and all the fruitfulness and life it brings. She is a goddess of providence, abundance and wildlife. When I was putting this design together I was drawing on the abstract work of Swiss artists like Le Corbusier and Klee and Spring-time colours so naming the pattern after a Swiss Spring Goddess seemed appropriate.

This shawlette is knit from the top edge down using short rows in pattern for shaping. The border features an abstract leaf lace pattern that would also look great with beading.

I recommend casting on and off with a larger needle, or making sure your cast on and cast off is loose.

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