Yuki by Holly Chayes


April 2014
Lace ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in washed and blocked stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1410 yards (1289 m)
34 inches (86 cm) diameter, point to point, blocked
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Snowflakes tumbling down.
“Yuki” - snow and happiness in Japanese.

Yuki plays with the increases in the traditional square and blocking to create a shawl that mirrors the patterning of a snowflake.

(This piece is worked holding 3 strands of yarn together. Keep this in mind if you’re substituting yarns.)


Shawls to Play With is a collection of 4 simple shawl patterns designed to open up a new world of shawl knitting possibilities.

It’s for knitters who might find:
tiny yarn + tiny needles + big project + crazy lace =
a little-bit intimidating
(because, really, who doesn’t find that combo intimidating?)

On the surface it’s a collection of 4 shawl patterns about simplicity, ease, elegance, expansiveness and 5 shawly articles on curiosity, play, flexibility, adventure.

But really this collection is the beginnings of a journey.

It’s about approaching your knitting with less fear, more play, less agony, more curiosity.

Shawls to Play With is the beginnings of an adventure.