With Ease by Sylvia McFadden

With Ease

October 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Knit flat in lace pattern and blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
590 - 594 yards (539 - 543 m)
One size (but easily modified): 76” (193cm) measured along the wingspan. 44” (112cm) measured down the centre spine.
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With Ease is a sideways asymmetrical triangle shawl with an all-over curvy lace motif.

“Ease” was my word of the year last year, and it helped me make some amazing changes to my life. For this re-release, I asked myself “what is the most important thing that I’ve learned to do with ease?”

I can say 100% that it’s been learning to say “no.” Which is absolutely just a
way to say that I’ve learned to put up some good, easeful boundaries.

People often say that “no” closes doors, but in my experience it’s helped open up the door to me not being exhausted all the time. Allowing me to put energy into my own projects and ideas. And for that I am damn thankful.


3 skeins of Hinterland Range in colourway “Honey” or 594 yards (543 metres) of aran weight yarn.


4.5mm (US 7) circular needles in at least a 24” (60cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


Things to block your shawls with.


16 stitches and 21 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in lace pattern and blocked.


76” (193cm) measured along the wingspan.
44” (112cm) measured down the centre spine.

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