The Lonely Heart Is A Hunter by Raven Knits Design

The Lonely Heart Is A Hunter

June 2021
Lace ?
29 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in arched lace unblocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
700 - 750 yards (640 - 686 m)
one size - 21.5" deep by 112.5" wide at the bottom border: 17" at top edge
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They’re a figure common to many mythologies; mysterious wild women who possess items which allow them to move easily between human and animal worlds. From the selkies of northern Scotland to the crane wives of Japan, the legends of animal brides and the men who desire them are told in story, song, and modern media. This summer we’ll learn more about these myths as we knit our own magical capes.

The Lonely Heart is a Hunter is a mystery knit along shawl, with the story beginning in July and ending in early August. There will be seven sections, or “clues,” released Friday afternoons EDT beginning on the 2nd of July. Each clue will use approximately 100 yards of yarn. Join the MKAL conversation here!

Size: 21.5” deep by 112.5” wide at the bottom border: 17” at top edge
The pattern is written in one size only. It can easily be made deeper to accommodate a larger yardage, but not easily made shorter.

Materials Needed:
- @700-750 yards lace weight yarn in a solid, semi-solid, or smooth gradient colourway.
- 3.25mm (US 3) straight or circular needle as preferred (maximum number of stitches on the needle is 391) or the needle size that produces a pleasing fabric in your chosen yarn
- @51 stitch markers to mark pattern repeats if desired
- @408 size 6/0 beads if desired
- 0.5mm (US 18) crochet hook for adding beads if desired
- additional 60 yards of yarn for the swatch
- additional 35 beads for the swatch

Gauge: 29 sts x 43 rows = 4” (10 cm) in unblocked lace fabric
A detailed gauge swatch is included in this initial download. It is meant primarily to practice some of the less common techniques used in the pattern, to decide if you like your fabric, and to calculate your required yardage if you are using a different gauge or yarn weight.

Release Schedule:
- July 2: Clue 1
- July 9: Clue 2
- July 16: Clue 3
- July 23: Clue 4
- July 30: Clue 5
- August 6: Clue 6
- August 13: Clue 7