Tuesday, August 31

Celestial Trio

Three variations on a simple theme--a shawlette/scarf and two shawls--all constructed with pi shaping that ends in a lace border. Easy to knit and addictive! Knit one in every color. Easy to adapt for different weights of yarn. Written instructions for all three are included in the pattern including a lace chart for the border.

I came up with the idea for the shawlette/scarf as a pattern for the goody bags at my knitting group's annual retreat. I paired the pattern with a ball of Knit Picks Palette yarn. Yes, it only takes 231 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn to knit it! The pictured shawlette was knit in Celestial Blue on size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles. This is a nice little wrap to throw around your shoulders to keep the chill off in air conditioned rooms or restaurants or over your winter coat for a flash of color.

I had so much fun knitting the scarf version that I decided to upsize it to a shawl. So came about version #2 that uses 630 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn. This is a very full shawl that comes down to my elbows. I used Knit Picks Palette in Golden Heather for the main body of the shawl and Sweet Potato for the lace border.

Then I wondered what would happen if I omitted the front edge increases. Thus came about version #3, an almost half circle shawl. I used 440 yards of rainbow merino yarn that I had spun some time back. It was waiting for the perfect project and this one was it! I love how it turned out!

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adriene said...

So pretty! And what a great deal - three for one! I think I'll get this pattern as soon as the paycheck comes in!

Bernadette said...

Yes, these are lovely! Thanks for making them available! They look fun to knit and would make beautiful gifts.

Spundun said...

Oh, they are superb - and three items in one pattern is a bargain!

Zibeline Knits said...

I am so impressed! I have such a hard time staying with a lace project, myself. Those shawlettes/shawls are just gorgeous!

Der Geezer von Tampadorf said...

Vicki, I just bought the pattern yesterday and have a question: On the lace chart you indicate a #2 in several of the boxes. The key says that this stands for two knit stitches, which is pretty clear. I just want to make sure that that is, indeed, what you meant, before I forge ahead. (I have never seen this type of notation before except in mysterious German patterns. =^D)

The shawls are beautiful, BTW... Good for you both for design AND execution!!

Many thanks,
~Mike in Tampa

Vicki said...

That instruction is correct. It does stand for 2 knit stitches.