Basics of Love by Judit Horvath

Basics of Love

March 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
864 - 875 yards (790 - 800 m)
175x140x106 cm/69x55x42” (adjustable)
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A right angle triangle shaped shawl with a lace stitch pattern, knitted sideways, started from its acute angle corner toward its shortest side, shaped by regular increases on one side.

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The pattern comes with charts as well as row by row written instructions.

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Basics of Love is an elegant, light lace shawl in a happy colourway, invoking youth and the first discovery of love. As we leave childhood behind, we also start to look at others around us in another light. We go through a rainbow of emotions for the first time, the excitement as our hands accidentally touch, finding ourselves thinking about someone all the time… I wanted to capture the sweetness of that age, and design a shawl that can be worn by a youngster in love as much as a mature or even a proudly old lover just the same. Because love is for everyone.

Yarn: Cotton Kings Sultan, colour 29, Rainbow Pyrite, 200 g/800 m (7 oz/874 yds) (one cake)

Needles: 4 mm (US 6), 80 cm (32”) or longer circulars (or size to get gauge)

Gauge: 21,5 sts/32 rs in 10 cm/4” in eyelet stitch pattern

Size: 175 x 140 x 106 cm/69 x 55 x 42” (adjustable)

Required skills: basic knitting

Notions: 6 stitch markers, 1 small bead

Based on tester experience I can say that almost any yarn will work with the pattern, with a recommendation that heavier than DK/light worsted will not show off the stitch pattern as nicely, and very heavily variegated yarns (like most sock yarns) can be a bit too busy for it, although some of them can work - a little gambling! Fancy yarns like eyelash, thick and thin etc. I’d also save for a different pattern. Other than that from cobweb to DK anything goes! The shawl’s size is fully adjustable so it can accommodate different yarn weights.

Testers said:
“- It’s a very well written pattern with lots of guidance and clear instructions and processes.”
“- Loved the pattern, I would definitely make it again.”
“- Love it and I loved knitting it up, I found it relaxing. And it was a fun knit for me.”
“- I liked it. It needs attention, but in a way that makes it meditative, not a way that makes it stressful. It was a great pattern.”
“- I think I might do another one of these over the would be a nice long term project to pick up and put down.”
“- You challenge me to get out of my comfort zone.”
“- I love the pattern, the design is beautiful and I love how there’s lace sections and then you can take a break with stockinette.”