Diane

Knitting
April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in charted lace pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
one skein (small); expandable
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In her Ravatar, diane sits beside a gorgeous expanse of rippling blue water. I can almost feel the fresh air blowing on shore. I don’t know much about her, but I do know she loves lace. Lace and water: a perfect jumping off point!

When I designed Diane, the shawl, I used the traditional Feather and Fan pattern in a slightly quirky way. Designed in a series of wedges, the shaping of this shawl fits perfectly into the stitch pattern so that the wedges undulate beautifully like waves along the sea strand. Knit up in blue, it is a representation of the water she sits by. Knit up in mottled whites and browns, it reminds me of seashells.


Welcome to year four of my subscription series (now complete)! The idea for my first ebook subscription (year one: the pleiades) was born in 2010 while reading posts on Ravelry: people knitting 10 shawls in 2010. I decided to design and knit 10 shawls that year, and at the time I released my first subscription, I had 7 left to do. I reached my goal that year, and the next year I was back for more challenge. After that, I realized that I simply love doing these subscriptions. I won’t even pretend that there’s any other reason to do them! 7 is one of my favorite numbers, and so I am still doing 7 small (and not so small) shawls with 3 (my other favorite number!) accessories thrown in.

When we reached 5,000 people this year, we had a little contest in my Ravelry forum, and so the Year 4 shawls are named after 7 winners, and the accessories are named after…well, you’ll see! I am so looking forward to getting to know the winners a little bit more and coming up with the perfect design for each of them!

The patterns for this eBook will be delivered to subscribers within a subscription period ending March 30, 2015. There is no specific delivery time for each pattern. Patterns will have charts and written instructions, and you will be able to make them out of one skein of sock yarn or an amount of sock yarn comparable to that needed for a pair of socks. Some will be two colors, and maybe even three! But you won’t need more than one skein of any color. There will be a few little extras sprinkled throughout and all patterns will be available to purchase separately!

Note that purchasing the eBook represents a significant discount over purchasing each pattern separately. No refunds can be given for buying the patterns separately and then, at a later date, purchasing the complete eBook. If you have made a single pattern purchase in error and wished to purchase the book instead, please contact me within a week to resolve the issue. Thank you!