Fire Spirit by Diana Rozenshteyn
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Fire Spirit

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Lace/cable instructions are charted only.

This year I would like to design and knit several shawls for some friends who have been kind to me over the years. This is the forth and final (for now) design in the series of Shawls for Friends. Visit my Ravelry project page to see the upcoming designs in this series.
Other published designs in this series:
Queen V
Rombik
Bougainvillea

My thoughts going into this series of designs for friends are:

  1. to use the color I know they love and wear;
  2. design a shawl to complement their lifestyle and personality;
  3. make future blocking easier for them by keeping the borders easy to block, since most of them are not knitters;

I designed this shawl for my friend Elena. She is a wonderful friend I have known for about 20 years. She is very sincere, kind and, unlike most people, she does not afraid to give you a complement, say a kind word and just make you feel better. I feel that she has an inner radar that make her sense when people need a kind word the most.
When thinking about the design I would love to make for her, two things came to mind: red and fringe. :-) I love love how Fire Spirit shawl turned out. Love the cable/lace/fringe combination. It is a fun shawl, as you can see from my pics ;-), and I hope Elena will love it and will enjoy wearing it.

Fire Spirit shawl features combination of rhombus silhouettes set in lace and a little cable twists. Fringe adds a playful element to the design. All of these elements reminiscent of fire flames thus giving the design its name. The shawl is knitted bottom-up. The border is designed in the way that makes it very easy to attach fringe and to block the shawl. Grab your favorite yarn and have fun knitting.

Finished Size
After blocking, sample shawl measures 178cm (70 inches) long along the top edge and 100cm (39 inches) deep. Measurements taken without the fringe.

Gauge
One pattern repeat of 12 sts x 24 rows after blocking measures 9cm x 9cm.

Yarn
684 yards (625 m) of Superwash Sport Semi-Solids
by Potluck Yarn (Sport, 100% Merino, 360 yards / 113 grams. Sample shown in colorway Tomato.

Notions
US 4 – 3.5 mm needles
US 5 – 3.75 mm needles for BO
cable needle
2 markers (optional)