Centaurea by Maddie Harvey

Centaurea

Knitting
June 2019
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in slipped stitch pattern, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1039 yards (950 m)
One Size (see below)
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This pattern is available for £13.00.

Now Available! This is the second shawl from The Shawl Saturday Series - a surprise collection of four seasonal shawls for 2019 - with one published each season.

The collection is priced at £13.00 for four patterns (plus hand illustrated inspiration notes) - a saving of nearly 20% on the price of four separate shawl patterns! Please note that this price does not include any sales tax (e.g. VAT) that may be added depending on where you live.

“I’m staying out for the summer, playing games in the rain. The hills and the fortune, got me fooled again…”Staying Out For The Summer’, Dodgy, 1994

How do you know that summer is here? Being able to wear your sandals non-stop? Certain flowers coming into bloom? Late sunsets? Warmer weather? Spending more time outside or going away on holiday?

The Centaurea shawl is partly inspired by the sort of tessellating patterns that you might see on holiday (think swimming pools, visits to historic buildings, cobbled streets) and the geometric patterns seen in nature, especially that of the centaurea family of plants (cornflower, knapweed, and starthistle, just to name a few).

Knitted in a light summer yarn, Centaurea is the perfect drapey accessory for the warmer months, and features a gorgeous lattice fringe, which is both fun to make and to wear.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
Centaurea is knitted flat in one piece and features relaxing garter stitch, slipped stitch patterning, whilst innovative travelling stitches are used to create geometric patterns. You’ll find the development and appearance of these tessellating shapes really interesting: they grow out of each other and interconnect, just as tiles do. Once the knitting is finished, a lattice fringe edging is created along both short edges.

Video tutorials are included to explain how to work the increase/decrease stitches and also how to make the lattice fringing.

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YARN
Holst Garn, Coast (light 4 ply / fingering-weight; 350m / 383 yards per 50g cake ball; 55% Merino lambswool, 45% cotton) 3 cake balls in Jaffa

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle, 80 cm (32”) long
(straight needles could also be used)
8 lockable stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle, blocking pins (wires optional), & crochet hook for fringing

GAUGE
22 sts x 42 rows = 10 cm / 4” measured over patt, before blocking
19 sts x 34 rows = 10 cm / 4” measured over patt, after blocking

SIZE
141 cm / 55.5” wide x 55 cm / 21.75” deep