Wednesday, October 29

Fire Bird--A Shawl & Shrug

Announcing my newest shawl design--The Fire Bird.

Looking for a quick gift to knit? Or a little something to spoil yourself? Here is an easy, one skein project that will knit up quickly in just a few days.

This stunning, yet simple, shoulder shawl is knit in one piece from the top down. The feather motif forms a beautiful border ending in a picot edge. The shape of this shawl makes it stay put on your shoulders. The front points can be worn draped or fastened with a shawl pin. For a different look, pin the front points of the shawl to the back corners to wear it as a shrug.

Wear in around your shoulders to keep the chill off.
Layer it over a long sleeve shirt.
Drape it like a beautiful collar over a coat.

Blocked this shawl measured 18" deep from top to hem, 45" along the top edge, and 83" along the bottom edge.

The red shawl was knit with just one skein of Noro Silk Garden sock yarn (328 yards). The design really shows off yarns with long color runs like Noro. It would look equally good knit in a solid, a tone-on-tone, handspun, mohair, silk, etc. The pattern is written for 350 yards of fingering weight yarn on size 6/7 needles. (I used a 7 for the Noro though a 6 may work better for most fingering weight yarns.) Instructions are given in the pattern for knitting it in laceweight to worsted or knitting a bigger shawl.

The five page pattern includes complete line-by-line instructions plus a lace chart for the border.

So far I've knit 3 of these shawls. They're like potato chips, you can't make just one! LOL! The first is in Noro Silk Garden sock yarn, a second in Noro Silk Garden worsted weight, and a third in Koigu with a beaded edge.

My friend Liz is the beautiful model. I'm working with her to pair some of her hand dyed Chocolate Princess yarn with this pattern. Watch for details about shawl kits to come…

The pattern is available in my Ravelry pattern store.

For more information, visit my Ravelry pattern store to see all my available designs, current pricing information, and purchase pattern downloads.


Robin said...

Love that color on you! Very nice design.

Vicki said...

The model is not me. I was taking the pictures. That's my friend Liz. She loved the red shawl too. LOL!

Islagringo said...

"They're like potato chips, you can't make just one!"

Oh no you don't! You're not going to catch me making this beautiful shawl! I'm already so hooked on the Freedom hat I can't do anything else! Nice job though but what a lot of work you have put into creating this!

Moonlit Goddess said...

It's very pretty Vicki.

Kat said...

Very nice!
That 3/4 shape is my favorite shape for a shoulder shawl.