June 2010
Jade Sapphire cashmere/silk
Wolf Creek Wools BFL Sock
Light Fingering ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
small, medium
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NOTE: One of my test knitters, Robin, has kindly put together a stitch count spreadsheet showing numbers of stitches and amount of yarn used per chart repeat. It is amazing! You can download it here. (dead link)

This is the first pattern from the 7 Small Shawls to Knit subscription eBook! There are two styles: all stockinette and garter + stockinette stitches. Available as a stand-alone pattern or as part of the eBook collection. All shawls will include both written and charted instructions.

Merci beaucoup à Christine73 pour son travail de traduction qui accompagne le modèle en anglais. Veuillez noter que je ne parle pas français ; si vous avez des questions à poser concernant ces traductions, je vous prie de contacter Christine73 sur Ravelry. Merci!

Read a little more about my project here:

Welcome on my quest! The idea for this ebook was born while reading posts on Ravelry: people knitting 10 shawls in 2010. I kept musing about all of those knitters stretching themselves, and I wondered about challenging myself to design 10 shawls in 2010. I had already designed and knit 3 shawls, and I am becoming addicted to small shawls made of sock yarn. My sock yarn stash is growing. And growing. I decided to jump in! I’m starting late, and I have 7 shawls to go before the end of this year. Can I do it? We shall soon find out!

Update December 31, 2010: I have attained my goal! Today, I finished and blocked the 7th and last shawl for the eBook. The last three shawls have not been released yet, but will be released to you as soon as my test knitters have finished them! Thank you so much for joining me in the adventure!!

When you subscribe to this ebook, you will receive periodic notices that there is a new pattern ready. Just go to the link provided and download your next copy of the book. Each update will include the past patterns, as well, so there is no need to keep lots of files. The update file will completely replace any older files.

Each of the shawl patterns will also be sold separately, but when you buy the entire collection as an ebook, you will also get other small patterns sprinkled here and there–at least 3 extras! Those extra projects will not be available for purchase alone. And with an ebook purchase, you’ll already be getting at minimum 3 of the shawl patterns free, as well!

Each of the 7 shawls in this book is named after one of the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters of Greek mythology–nymph companions of Artemis–turned into stars to save them from Orion’s pursuit. Follow along with me – I’ll be blogging the progress I make through the design process: imagining, swatching, charting, testing and laying out the patterns while trying to live a normal life!

Merope can be knit as either a stockinette or garter stitch shawl with stockinette panel. Small and medium sizes are included, but the shawl can be enlarged as much as you wish by adding repeats of the second chart.

The blocked dimensions for the smaller stockinette version are 63 x 29 inches, and for the medium garter stitch version are 67 x 31 inches. Please note that I knit lace at a fairly loose gauge and I also block lace very vigorously. Depending on the fiber you use, you may experience varying degrees of bounce-back.

The shawl is knit from the bottom tip up to the top, and bound off along the top edge. There are increases on every right side row. To make up for fewer increases than a traditional triangular shawl, the top portion includes short rows to even out the triangle on the sides and top.

Note that purchasing the eBook represents a significant discount over purchasing each pattern separately. No refunds can be given for buying the patterns separately and then, at a later date, purchasing the complete eBook. If you have made a single pattern purchase in error and wished to purchase the book instead, please contact me within a week to resolve the issue. Thank you!