NOTE - due to my technoincompetence The pattern Wingspan and the eBook Wingspan and Beyond are EXACTLY the same thing - sorry for any confusion.
The design is deceptively simple, knitted in one piece, shaped by short rows and completely in garter stitch. It works up very quickly. The basis is a series of triangles knitted on to each other but staggered by a set number of stitches (which are cast on again at the beginning of each new triangle.)
There are instructions to adapt the design to any yarn and to adjust the size.
I have been stunned by the beautiful shawls that so many wonderful people have produced, both by the use of yarn and by modifying the design in personal ways.
For a visual feast of some of the eyecatching yarns used and a description of mods people have made check out my Pinterest Board.
After much soul searching and many fiascos this pattern became a paid pattern on 20th July 2013.
If you previously downloaded the free pattern it will still be in your library.
This is now an ebook with a massive amount of extra content that is still being added to.
It addresses the major queries I have had over the last 2 years.
It contains the pattern written in 2 different formats and a picture tutorial (which needs improvement).
It contains all the information you need to change and modify everything.
Since Oct 4th 2013 it included the full pattern for the modification - Angry Dragon which is knit in lace with beads.
There are 2 other patterns to be added and a little more general content before the ebook is complete.
Continual improvement is better than delayed perfection - Mark Twain
Scheduled Updates in order of importance.
the pictorial tutorial (Page 5) looks crap in RL. I will do a temporary fix by rearranging and enlarging - spreading over 2 pages but intend to redo it completely.
There are a few extra bits and bobs to add - mostly odd hints, blocking etc and some new pictures.
Pattern 2 - Tattered Wings - directions and yarn requirements for a scrappy fringed Wingspan
Pattern 3 - Colimacon - using the shape changing directions a somewhat different Wingspan - more of a snail actually.
5. Pattern 4 - still working on this :)
As has been pointed out to me I have formatted this for A4 paper which is a european thing. When it is all complete I will produce a more letter size friendly copy and see if it can be put in as a separate version.
MOST IMPORTANTLY - if you find any mistakes, feel that it could do with more info somewhere etc let me know and i will sort it out. THANK YOU
All of this will automatically update for you if you have bought the pattern.
ATTENTION LYS I understand that there are some LYS distributing versions of this pattern under other names. There is really no need to do this. Contact me for LYS only free copies and special deals on licences Contact me.
This was an exclusive design for the Tri’Coterie Angels Club June 2011, available generally from January 2012.