Calantha by Shannon Okey


January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 - 599 yards (457 - 548 m)
One size, easily adjusted
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Calantha—“lovely blossom” from Greek “kalos anthos”—draws its name from Lady Caroline Lamb’s Gothic novel Glenarvon. In it, Calantha is a thinly veiled stand-in for Lamb herself—the onetime lover of Lord Byron. Her obsession with him ignited when the poet spurned her. Previously she had described Byron as “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.” I hope my life could merit a biography worthy of that title, but if not my life, perhaps my shawl…

This shawl is knit from caterpillargreen’s MCN Fingering: Shawl in the XL size (6 oz/170 g), color way Concrete and Tulips.

Sample knit by sandysays