apple by ash alberg


September 2018
Lace ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in over main lace, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
610 yards (558 m)
long edge: 64” (162.5cm); centre spine: 28” (71cm)
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this pattern is part of the fourth volume of everyday magic and can be purchased either individually or as part of the 3-pattern collection. e-book purchases include all 3 patterns and a pdf zine including a diy tutorial for a jam recipe and a thanksgiving ritual. if you do not want all patterns but do want the zine, it can be purchased separately here.

apples are such a versatile fruit, and a true symbol of harvest season in canada. store them in cold cellars for juicy vitamin c all winter long, toss them into soups and desserts, or preserve them in jams, butters, and dried slices. the many varieties have distinct tastes and textures, so if you’re lucky enough to live near an orchard, be sure to take advantage of tasty samples.

this shawl can be similarly versatile, with your yarn choice being the biggest determinant of who exactly might steal it from you to wear. while the lace is definitely not a social knitting project for the average knitter, the end result is worth every focused moment!

needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 610 yards (560 metres), 125g of light fingering weight yarn
sample shown uses helene magnusson’s gilitrutt (100% icelandic lambswool, 122 yards 112 metres, 25g) in volcanic red x 5 skeins

notions: tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

gauge: 20 stitches x 22 rows = 4” (10cm), over main lace, blocked