Gratia by Holly Chayes


April 2014
Lace ?
25 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in washed and blocked stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
840 yards (768 m)
32 inches (81 cm) in diameter, blocked
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A twist. A swirl. A curl.
Gratia- “grace” in Latin.
Gratia takes the traditional concentric circle and adds a curl to create a spiral that swirls across your back.


Shawls to Play With is a collection of 4 simple shawl patterns designed to open up a new world of shawl knitting possibilities.

It’s for knitters who might find:
tiny yarn + tiny needles + big project + crazy lace =
a little-bit intimidating
(because, really, who doesn’t find that combo intimidating?)

On the surface it’s a collection of 4 shawl patterns about simplicity, ease, elegance, expansiveness and 5 shawly articles on curiosity, play, flexibility, adventure.

But really this collection is the beginnings of a journey.

It’s about approaching your knitting with less fear, more play, less agony, more curiosity.

Shawls to Play With is the beginnings of an adventure.