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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Wakefield, RI is a lovely village on the Saugatucket River; it has a long history of textile production. When visiting, I am impressed by the beautiful vintage homes in the Historic District. This shawl is my interpretation of a Victorian wall covering from one of these homes; the shawl transitions to my impressions of the surrounding formal gar...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Summer is over; summer’s flowers remain as a happy memory. I designed this shawl in tribute to the beautiful flowers which brought such joy.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When planning a vacation, it is critical to select the appropriate project to bring along. The project shouldn’t be too complicated; it should require only minimal viewing of the chart or written instructions. However, it must have sufficient complexity to maintain interest. An appropriate project will delight the vacationer/knitter with a pleas...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Monarch Wings Shawl is my interpretation of a flight of Monarch butterflies across the sky. The shawl is crescent shaped with a center panel, beginning at top center back and worked down and outward. The shawl is appropriate for solid or tonal yarns, gradient yarns, and for handpainted yarns with similar color values. The pattern contains direct...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In ancient Greek mythology, Chione was responsible for snowfall. As I designed this shawl, I imagined Chione weeping at the approach of winter; her tears become snowflakes which fall gently to the ocean below. Chione’s Tears Shawl is crescent shaped, beginning at top center back and worked down and outward. An expanding center panel echoes the d...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A Shawl for Jane is crescent shaped, beginning at top center back and worked down and outward. The shawl was designed to highlight highly variegated yarns through two lacy chevron patterns. Garter rows provide texture. An expanding center panel continues the chevron patterns and accentuates the flattering drape of this shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Judithanne’s Shawl is crescent shaped, beginning at top center back and worked down and outward. The pattern is composed of a leaf outlined against a stockinette background. A central panel echoes the design. The shawl finishes with the leaf motif repeated across the lower border, then highlighted in a contrast color. The shawl may also be worke...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
How I love handpainted yarns! The glorious colors--shaded tonals, variations on a complimentary color scheme, wild jumbles of clashing hues—I find them all irresistible. But it is difficult to find patterns with stitch patterns which accommodate variegated yarns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A light mist hovers over the beach on an early spring morning. Droplets coelesce from the mist, falling to the shoreline waves.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Woodland Vines Shawl is crescent shaped, beginning at top center back and worked down and outward. An expanding center panel echoes the design elements. The pattern contains directions for two versions: version 1 is appropriate for solid or tonal yarns, and for handpainted yarns with similar color values; version two is designed for two contrast...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Bluff Point Shawl is crescent shaped, beginning at top center back and worked down and outward. A center panel echoes the design elements. The shawl is appropriate for solid or tonal yarns, and for handpainted yarns with similar color values. The shawl was designed to suggest the abundant switchgrass growing at water’s edge at Bluff Point State ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Its spring, and I find myself boundlessly, overwhelmingly…cheerful. For no reason, for every reason: longer days, warm breezes, young green sprouts and tendrils, crocus and early violets; I am constantly cheerful. So I must make a cheerful shawl, with the happy pastel colors of spring. I chose two easy stitch patterns I especially enjoy knitting...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
After many years traveling from city to city, coast to coast, I found my true home at Eastern Point Beach, where the Thames River meets Long Island Sound. The Eastern Point Shawls suggest the ebb and swell of waves along the rocky shoreline of my home.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Marie’s Lace Shawlette is crescent shaped, beginning at top center back and worked down and outward. A center panel echoes the lace pattern of the generous “wings”. This design is suitable for solid or tonal yarns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Phaedra’s Shawl is crescent shaped, beginning at top center back and worked down and outward. The shawl begins with a lightly patterned garter stitch, then transitions to a ripple/spoke pattern. Shawl size is easy to customize.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Martini Shawl is named for the colorway of the pictured model: “Shaken Not Stirred”. Imagine you are at an elegant cocktail party, wearing your favorite little black dress, with the Martini Shawl artfully draped over your shoulders. What could be more chic and stylish? Wear the Martini Shawl and Happy Hour is just around the corner……..
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was inspired by the memory of starlight falling on the rippling shoreline waters of Moonstone Beach in Rhode Island. The shawl is crescent shaped, worked from the top down and outward. Handpainted yarn with long color repeats creates a striping effect. Solid or tonal yarns showcase the design elements. Discover the romance of Moonston...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is dedicated to the wild spirit of youthful exuberance, some part of which always remains within our hearts. Wear your shawl while crossing the moonlit moors or while dancing in a Mardi Gras parade. The Wild Spirit Shawl is an invitation to adventure! The shawl is crocheted back and forth in rows, with increases at the beginning and e...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the colors of sunrise over Charlestown Beach in Rhode Island, I designed this shawl to showcase handpainted yarn. The easy ripple pattern is ornamented by garter texture eyelets. Long color change yarns produce a self-striping effect; yarn with short color bursts produces a fabric resembling a shower of confetti. The shawl begins at ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Point Judith Shawl is named for one of my favorite places: the fishing village of Point Judith in Rhode Island . The shawls are a celebration of handpainted yarn. Version one is shown in a short color burst handpaint and features a garter stitch start, followed by a decorated ripple pattern. Version 2 varies the appearance with a medium color ch...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Gerry’s Lace Shawlette begins at center back and is worked down and outward. This pattern is appropriate for the advanced intermediate lace knitter. The shawlette has a center panel which echoes the lace motif. It finishes with a variation of Old Shale as a textured edging. The main lace pattern reminds me of angel wings, so I named this shawlet...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Caroline’s Lace Shawlette begins at center back and is worked down and outward. Shaping occurs at the outer edges of right side rows, producing all-over lace, without a center spine. The finished shawlette forms an elongated crescent with graceful wearability. The shawlette begins with the “Horseshoe” pattern and finishes with an easy lace border.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Dot’s Lace Shawlette begins at center back and is worked downward. The shawlette consists of cascading motifs of paired fern lace, edged top and bottom with garter borders with small leaflet insertions.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Bunny’s Lace Shawlette begins at center back and is worked downward. The shawlette consists of two lace patterns, both of which are charted with extra increases, to provide a crescent flare. The beginning lace is an easy pattern of tiny leaves which transitions to a cascading larger leaf motif. The lower edging creates eyelet points. A center ba...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Winnie’s Lace Shawlette begins at center back and is worked downward. The shawlette starts with stocking stitch and transitions to garter eyelet bands. The lower lace pattern continues through the center back panel for design continuity. Make one (M1) increases are used instead of the traditional yarn over increases, eliminating a prominent back...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Esther’s Lace Shawlette begins at center back and is worked downward. The shawlette starts with stocking stitch and rapid increases which establish a crescent shape, providing lovely drape. This is followed by lace which is an easy variation on Van Dyke eyelets. Knowledge of center back shawl construction and use of charts is helpful.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ruth’s Lace Shawlette is named in honor of my maternal grandmother; the lace pattern is adapted from an insertion on one of her tablecloths. The easy allover lace pattern begins at center back and is worked downward, with a small center panel. Pattern is charted.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was designed to showcase hand painted yarn. The pattern is more subdued, but still striking in a tonal or even solid yarn. This shawl begins with a traditional crescent shape; at the point when patterning begins, the design expands into three “wings”. The finished shawl is almost semi-circular, but with enhanced drape due to the cresc...