Love & Light by Sylvia McFadden

Love & Light

October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Knit flat in garter stitch and blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
780 - 800 yards (713 - 732 m)
One size: 67.5 (171cm) measured along the wingspan. 32.5" (82cm) measured down the centre spine.
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Print copies of Shawl Joy are available now on my Etsy shop.

Love & Light is part of Shawl Joy the first book by Softsweater Knits. You can buy the eBook here on Ravelry or you can wait until Oct 5th to order a lovely hard copy of the book.

Love & Light is a simple, gorgeous, top-down triangle shawl. Worked with garter until the bottom edge, where you’ll switch to working an interestingly-increased lovely lace pattern. A new type of make 1 stitch is used. Links to a tutorial can be found in the Techniques section on page 107.


4 skeins of Sweet Fiber Cashmere Twist in colourway “Spanish Coin” or 800 yards (732 metres) of sport weight yarn.


3.75mm (US 5) circular needles in at least a 24” (60cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


4 stitch markers.
Whatever tools you prefer to weave in ends and whatever tools you prefer to block your shawls.


19 stitches and 32 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in garter stitch and blocked.


67.5” (171cm) measured along the wingspan.
32.5” (82cm) measured down the centre spine.

When I decided to make* a book of knitwear designs I was confident enough to think that I could do it without being completely, mindbogglingly overwhelmed.

But of course I was wrong. Super wrong.

So, I’ve spent the past 9 or so months in a very strange, somewhat pleasurable state of confusion, speed-learning, frustration and complete awe at the book I kept continuing to create. Kept continuing to create, and have now created. I am so grateful to finally have a chance to introduce you. Meet Shawl Joy, the very first book published by me.

~ Sylvia McFadden (Softsweater Knits).

design, write, photograph, layout, fund, entirely self publish, cry.

Each of the patterns are available individually, but you can also grab them all together as an ebook or a fancy print book.