Little Plum Shawlette by Casapinka
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Little Plum Shawlette

Knitting
May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
385 yards (352 m)
One Size
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I have loved Prince since the 1980s and was so sad to learn that he died suddenly. This shawlette has stitches that each commemorate a song by The Artist. I get that this is MAJORLY dorky, but when I was between designs, Michelle from Bo Peep Fine Yarns messaged me suggesting a Prince commemoration. So, when you’re a knitter, you knit, and when you’re a fan, you fangirl (yes, that’s a verb….my 12 year old daughter knows.) So, this is me fan-girling in an utterly mortifying way, no doubt!

This must be made while watching Prince videos or listening to his music. But you knew this, anyway. If there’s any desire for a KAL, let me know…although I’m probably one of only 3 Prince knitting fans!

There are 6 elements that commemorate Prince in this design, from bottom to top:

1 - Purple Rain drops
2 - Diamonds and Pearls
3 - Doves
4 - Doves again because this is my favorite song.
5 ”X’s” for “Kiss”
6 Seed stitch…it works round and round and is a a cool kitty. And I love it.
7. As an afterthought, the shawlette is skinny, just like Prince!

Materials I don’t want to specify a particular yarn for this. I used a commercially available purple fingering/sock weight yarn.

Final Measurements 75 X 6.5 inches

Skills

  1. Short rows - here is a SUPER SIMPLE video by Pyrrha Designs showing German short rows. If you’re not using German short rows, even Prince is shaking his head in disbelief.
  2. Simple Lace