Corinthian Order by DeviousRose

Corinthian Order

Knitting
July 2015
Light Fingering ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
550 - 700 yards (503 - 640 m)
80 cm x 62 cm/31.5 in x 24.5, but customizable
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Download Information:
There are 4 files, but you do not have to download all of them if you don’t want to! The downloads available are:

  • a master file with all shapes (stole/rectangular, triangular, and crescent)…14 pages
  • stole/rectangular shape…6 pages
  • triangular shape…8 pages
  • crescent shape…8 pages

Each download is prefaced with basic pattern information, an introduction to crescent and triangular shawls, and intro to shawl chart reading. Each PDF ends with blocking instructions. See this a link to a lace blocking tutorial for pictures.

Pattern notes:
The lace is shown in CHARTS. There are no written instructions for the lacework. There might be in the future, but it is unlikely. There are detailed written reminders for the border stitches, and tutorials on chart reading and shawl structure for shawl beginners.

My design includes 6/0 seed beads, 5 per pattern repeat plus 104 for border motifs, but you can substitute these with a nupp, purl stitch, or plain knit stitches. Good for an adventurous beginner, intuitive enough for the advanced knitter to be able to watch TV while not glancing down too much.

You can use one colour for the shawl body and a different one for the border chart. Gauge is not important, and neither is yarn weight, so long as you get a fabric you are happy with and can work the repeat to the stitches you need.

Inspiration:
I designed this lace because I was making Ashton, but didn’t want to use the leaf border after having knit a bunch of leaf lace patterns for the holidays, and I was determined to use my precious Miss Babs Yet, which I had bought after falling in love with Annis, on Annis, but I didn’t want that exact shawl. So, what to do? Compromise, of course! I knit 9 repeats of the main lace pattern for Ashton, and then reverse-engineered the Annis lace chart to be knit top-down rather than bottom-up. Of course, there was so much fudging involved that while the pattern certainly bears passing resemblance to the Annis border, it’s an entirely different lace pattern, but with similar spacing and aesthetics.

Happy yarning!

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