Secret Society by Janelle Martin

Secret Society

July 2015
Lace ?
23.75 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in over Chart C1, blocked, in laceweight
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
675 - 1410 yards (617 - 1289 m)
Small (Large)
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About this Design:
Secret Society, a bottom up, triangular shawl, was inspired by some rocks found in The Burren, Ireland that reminded me of the Eye of Horus and the eye found on the American Great Seal. The pattern calls for either Stone Soup Fingering or Mrs. Lincoln’s Lace, although it could be knit in any of the fingering or lace weight yarn.

Pattern is 13 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Reading Charts
  • Lace on every row
  • Working stitches through the back of the loop
  • Blocking

Finished Size, Lace (blocked): 56.625 (72.625)” wide by 22 (30)” centre depth

Finished Size, Fingering (blocked): 62.625 (78.625)” wide by 25 (33)” centre depth

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers - 22 (30)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and Tpins

Skill Level: Advanced

Yarn (Lace): 675 (1,185) yards/617 (1,084) meters of lace weight wool yarn that knits up to 6-7 sts/inch.

Yarn (Fingering): 850 (1,410) yards/777 (1,289) meters of fingering weight wool yarn that knits up to 6-7 sts/inch.

Gauge (Lace): 23.75 sts and 40 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Chart C1, blocked.
Gauge (Fingering): 24.5 sts and 37.75 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Chart C1, blocked.

Shown In:
Bare Naked Wools ‘Mrs. Lincoln’s Lace’, (675 yards/617 meters; 70% Black Lincoln wool, 30% Black Rambouillet wool; 3.99 oz/113 grams per skein). 1 skein.

Bare Naked Wools ‘Stone Soup Fingering’, (450 yards/434 meters; 80% wool, 15% alpaca, 3% other, 2% plant fiber; 3.53 oz/100 grams). 2 skeins in Pumice.

About the Collection:
This past summer I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as an ebook or individual patterns. Part one will be published this August, part two will be published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019..

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.