March 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Chart B lace pattern
800 - 820 yards (732 - 750 m)
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Pronounced: Tay-EE-jet-ay

This is the fifth shawl pattern from the 7 Small Shawls to Knit subscription eBook!

All shawls 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!

A lovely nymph pursued by Zeus, Taygete was said to have been transformed by Artemis into a doe to elude capture. Later, the deception being unsuccessful, she bore Zeus a son, Lacedaemon, the founder of Sparta.

The shawl bearing Taygete’s name is a study in tranquility. Designed in stripes and lace to go with everything in your closet, the inner triangle is worked side to side, with stitches easily picked up in the yarn-over loops around the shaped triangle, and then knit down in lace. A picot edging is worked around the entire shawl. This version has been updated from the original pattern.

Read a little more about my project here:

Welcome to 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!

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!