Inspired by the soaring columns and peaks of St Vitus cathedral in Prague Castle, this shawl can be worked to any size - make a grand edifice, or a cosy little sanctuary. It is a triangular shawl with a simple lace repeat, and a delicate picot edging.
Empty Nets is a triangular shawl worked from side to side, that can be made to any size, using any thickness of yarn. The centre is a simple net repeat, with a wave patterned edging, all patterning is worked on the right side only. The bind off edge is ruffled to represent the waves breaking on the shore.
Talea is inspired by the gown in Soul of the Rose, a painting by John William Waterhouse. The undulating trellis of roses in the body of the stole comes from the fabric texture, and the fluttery ends mimics the draping of the gown. The ends of the stole flare slightly, and are weighted with a zigzag of beads for both sparkle and drape. The second end is cast on separately and grafted to the body of the shawl. This pattern can be worked to any length to maximise yarn usage.
Approximately 25g of size 8 beads are required, the sample used 736 beads. Beads are placed using the crochet hook method.
Hemigraphis is a floral shawl/shawlette with a triangular centre and wide semi-circular knitted on border. The border shaping uses short rows, and the two colours are carried the length of the edging with a floral band worked using both yarns held together. The floral band sits comfortably around the shoulders.
Radler is a semi-circular shawl, reminiscent of a bicycle wheel. It is designed to be knitted to any size. Reverse stocking stitch panels are separated by spokes of lace which radiate from a central hub. Lace stitches are only worked on right side rows, wrong side rows are a combination of knit and purl. Optional beads are applied using the crochet hook method, and are used only in the hub and rim sections.
Leadlight is a semi-circular shawl knitted from the top down. It is an all-over lace shawl with a three stitch garter edging; the lace is knitted on the right side only. It has both written instructions and charts. The lace patterns are relatively simple, but the structure adds a bit of a twist.
Squirrels' Paradise Blanket
Squirrels’ Paradise is a square blanket, worked from the centre out. Four oak branches are spread on a field of acorns, and finished with a cabled i-cord edging.
Instructions are given for 4 different sizes of blanket, from 50 - 125cm square (20” - 49”).
Doublet is a stretchy singlet designed to keep little chests warm. There is a double layer over the chest, and a crossover neckline that stretches to accomodate big heads while still providing warmth.