Autumn Crocus is a fun, relaxing shawl designed to use a sock weight yarn with limited yardage of less than 400 yards paired with a contrast yarn from your sockweight leftovers. Fun and frugal - the perfect combination.
Knit from the top down there is plenty of soothing stocking stitch and a simple but effective garter stitch and lace panel repeated at intervals.
Once the main body the shawl is complete, the lace border is worked with no further stitch repeats - making for a stress-free end to your project.
As pictured in the sample, the shawl measures a generous 49” wide and 20” deep.
The shawl was inspired by the Where-I-Live Craft-a-along and reflects the fact that Saffron Walden where I live was named for it’s fields of crocus’ - the saffron harvest being a chief source of income for the growing medieval market town.
I have been inspired to design several more projects based on the area where I’m lucky enough to live and will be releasing them over the course of the next year. I don’t have firm dates and items may be subject to change but I plan on 4 projects to include a baby blanket and at least 2 pairs of socks.
October’14 - Project 2
January’15 - Project 3
Apr’15 - Project 4
Jun’15 - Bonus project
Patterns may be purchased separately or jointly as the ‘Where I Live’ collection.