Loanin by Maddie Harvey


September 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 10.5 rows = 2 inches
in pattern, with yarns held together
US 7 - 4.5 mm
656 yards (600 m)
One size, but can be made larger (see below)
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“If I could tell the world just one thing, it would be that we’re all ok. Not to worry, ‘cos worry is wasteful and useless in times like these. I won’t be made useless, won’t be idle with despair…My hands are small I know, but they’re not yours, they are my own.. and I am never broken.”
’Hands’, Jewel, 1995

During a particularly stressful autumn, my kids and I would walk past an apple tree on the way to school. We noticed that the windfall apples would fall from the branches into the gutter and roll down the hill, stopping on top of the drain at the bottom of the hill. When it rained, the apples actually floated down the gutter and we had great fun ‘helping’ them on their journey.
This small moment of joy is the story behind Loanin: a shawl inspired by finding small moments of joy in-amongst life’s difficult times.

Knitted with two strands of laceweight yarn held together, one wool and one mohair silk, Loanin is a gorgeously cosy autumnal accessory.

Loanin is a triangular shawl, knitted flat in one piece, beginning at one corner and working down to the cast off edge. A pattern of slipped and travelling stitches is worked across the shawl, with new repeats added every 24 rows. Small circular ‘apple’ motifs are made by working increase and decrease stitches and a video tutorial link is provided to help with this.

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Isager, Spinni Tweed and Silk Mohair holding 1 strand of each together
Spinni Tweed (heavy laceweight; 300m / 328 yards per 50g skein; 100% pure new wool)
Silk Mohair (laceweight; 212m / 231 yards per 25g ball; 75% kid mohair, 25% silk)
2 x 50g skein of Spinni Tweed in Light Natural Grey (2s)
3 x 25g balls of Silk Mohair in Prune (60)

4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle, 80 cm (32”) long (shawl is knitted flat but a circular needle is recommended to accommodate the number of sts)
Cable needle, 2 stitch markers (more are optional), tapestry needle, blocking pins (wires optional)

9 sts x 13 rows = 5 cm / 2” measured over reverse stocking st, before blocking
7.5 sts x 10.5 rows = 5 cm / 2” measured over patt, after blocking

172 cm / 68” wide x 102 cm / 40” deep (Loanin can be made bigger by adding repeats of the pattern, making sure you have enough yarn to complete the garter stitch edging and cast off!)