Reciprocate by Rosemary (Romi) Hill


March 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
660 - 780 yards (604 - 713 m)
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This is the first pattern of the shawl book portion of my new eBook subscription (with patterns to be delivered over the course of the subscription)! This subscription has two parts: the shawl booklet and the workbook. This pattern is in the shawl book ONLY. It does not include technique instructions or the small projects and miniature shawls. You can purchase a bundle of the shawl eBook and the workbook for the reduced price of $34.

The single pattern is being released concurrently with the eBook release for the first project only. Hereafter, each single pattern will be available a month after its eBook debut.

Reciprocate is a two color shawl worked in light sport weight yarn, and uses slipped stitches and mosaic knitting. Included in this fully written and charted pattern is: a base pattern written for one each skeins in two colors of sport weight yarn, instructions for enlarging the shawl (can be enlarged as much as desired with additional yardage required), needle sizes and yardage requirements to knit the pattern in fingering or worsted weight yarn, and a pattern hack to knit the pattern up in 3 colors of worsted weight yarn (picture shown using Sun Valley Fibers MCS Worsted).

eBook buying options:

Purchase 7 reSizable Shawls for $20.00 buy now

Purchase 7 reSizable Shawls AND the Workbook for $34.00 buy now

Each shawl appearing in the shawl eBook is written to be resizable, and has a corresponding section in the workbook. The workbook itself presents techniques and construction used in each shawl (but does not include the full size shawl instructions), as well as a small practice project and a miniature shawl. Each eBook is available as a stand-alone or you can purchase the two together as a bundle. To be clear: the shawl eBook will have 7 resizable shawl patterns; the workbook will have the techniques used in the shawl eBook plus 14 small patterns (one accessory + a miniature doll-sized shawl that corresponds to each of the large shawls in the sister eBook). Either book can be used without the other.

About my project:
Back in 2010, I began an eBook series: 7 Small Shawls. At the time, I didn’t realize it was a series, but it turned out to be! In 2016, the 5th year of 7 Small Shawls wrapped up, and I wanted to try something different. At first, I thought I might do alternating years of oddments knitting (like my Great Oddments Knitdown book!) and small shawls. But since first designing my small shawls, I’ve begun teaching more, and I’ve learned a LOT from my classes. I hope those who have been in my classes have learned even half of what I did! For that, thank you, my students!

When I first started teaching, I wasn’t sure I would have the patience, but I wanted to meet you all! By now, I am really loving it. The biggest thing I’ve learned? There are soooooo many kinds of knitters. And even if I tried, I could never make you all happy. So that threw me off for awhile as I tried to come up with where I wanted to go from here. But I kept coming back to one thing; the most asked question!

And it is…”how can I resize this shawl!?”

That question kept coming back to me. I do write quite a few resizable shawl patterns, but as I stood there in class going through each one of the patterns in the five years of eBooks, my path became clear. The idea for 7 reSizable Shawls was born! And that means you will be able to resize each pattern in the new 7 reSizable Shawl eBook to your heart’s content! Have twice the yardage? No problem! Want to use another weight of yarn? Sure!

But I also knew I wanted to give people the option for more instruction on the techniques used in my shawls, and maybe a small project to try first. That would make for a pretty lengthy eBook if it were all together, so I decided to split them! Enter the 7 reSizable Shawls Workbook! If you’re completely happy just having the resizable shawls eBook, you can purchase only that. If you like playing with different techniques, the workbook is for you! Each shawl from the main eBook will have a corresponding small pattern in the workbook, along with a miniature shawl to knit up for practice! You could even use the miniature shawls for your doll collection, if you are inclined. The 7 reSizable Shawls eBook and workbook will each be sold separately, or you buy them as a discounted bundle!

The subscription period for the eBooks will run from February 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018 (delayed). There’s going to be a lot of great technique to work through! Each of the projects will have a knit-along in my Ravelry forum. I’m SO excited to share this project with you and I hope you will LOVE it!

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!