Love & Madness by Simone Kereit

Love & Madness

Knitting
October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
420 - 437 yards (384 - 400 m)
approx. 19"/48 cm depth, 46"/117 cm along top edge, blocked
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Oh, there surely is a fine line between love and madness -- especially if you are madly in love, like Medea, and get betrayed.

Inspired by the Pre-Raphealite paintings of Jason and Medea and Medea’s story, I created a shawl and Tri’Coterie created a special colorway to fit the theme:
Red transitioning to mad black.

This fingering weight shawl is worked top down from the garter tab cast on to the lace edge. The beginning lace section shows the blossoming love, like rosy petals full of hope and faith in the future, reaching out and unfurling towards the sun. The lace border shows the unraveling, the dissolving of dreams. A simple stockinette section connects the two.
The duality of Love & Madness is so perfectly captured both in the Pre-Raphaelite’s paintings and Tri’Coterie’s ‘Medea’ colorway.

This pattern is available charted only at this time

Materials
Yarn
Tri’Coterie Luxury Baby Camel (50% Baby Camel/50% Silk, 437 yards/400 m, 100 grams/3.53 ounces)

Needles
US Size 6 (4 mm) 32” circular needle
and US Size 8 (5 mm) for bind off only

Gauge
16 st & 34 rows = 4” on US #6 (4 mm) needles in stockinette stitch, blocked

Notions
(optional) stitch markers.
(optional) 60 g of Size 6/0 beads for optional beaded bind off
(approx 400 beads)

Finished Sizes
approx. 19”/48 cm depth, 46”/117 cm along top edge, blocked

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Many thanks to Polly Hammond for technical editing