This is a pattern from the collection History on Two Needles, by Annie Modesitt.
Inspired by a statuette discovered on Crete of a Minoan Snake “goddess” I interpreted her outer garment as a shrug.
The lace pattern used in the shrug is linear, measured, rhythmic, to honor the strong weaving tradition in the Mediterranean.
The pattern of the shrug is very simple: there is no shaping within the garment; instead, the silhouette is achieved by folding and adding a waistband after the main body is finished.
I chose a lovely raw silk by Mango Moon to bridge the simplicity of line with a sophisticated, understated, but luxurious fiber.
Finished Bust 35 (39 1/2, 48 1/2, 55)”/ 89.5 (101, 123.5, 140.5) cm
Total Length 16 3/8 (16 3/8, 19, 21 5/8)”/ 42 (42, 48.5, 55) cm
Skill Level K 3 Intermediate
Fiber Mango Moon, Dharma (150yds/137m) Thyme, 3 (4, 5, 6) skeins
Notions Darning needle
St st – Stockinette Stitch
Rev St st – Reverse St st
Sl st wyws – Slip st with yarn to the wrong side
Sl st wyrs – Slip st with yarn to the right side
YO – Yarn Over
K2tog-R – Knit 2 tog with a right slant
K2tog-L – Knit 2 tog with a left slant
P2tog-R – Purl 2 tog with a right slant
P2tog-L – Purl 2 tog with a left slant
DKSS Edge – Double Knit Slip Stitch Edge
3 Needle Bind Off
Cable Cast On
ICord Bind Off