Our family is dominated by women. It’s so much fun to see all these different type of women gathering together, showing different personalities and resembling each other.
All four of them ordered something handmade for this fall. They all have their own style, they all know what they like and they are not afraid to express their special ideas. The result is a bunch of designs, all different as women can be, but all practical and feminine.
Family Business Collection
Please note, that the e-book includes first only the Dorothy shawl pattern. Check the dates of release for the other patterns!
is for my second daughter. She’s 10, already grown out of fairy tales, but not a women yet. She’s a cool girl, who knows what she wants and what she wants to wear: she wants heart shaped lace, that can be versatile.
It’s a classic shawl, knitted from top down with many-many increases. The lace is rather tricky, as it’s knitted on the wrong side too - I suggest to choose this pattern only if you already have some lace knitting experience. The beads make the shawl extra special. Releasing date: November 2014
is for my youngest daughter, using a unique shawl structure: it is made sideways, and the changes in the lace pattern form the shape of the shawl. I offer 3 different sizes, so that it can be an adult wear too. Release: 2014 September
The body of the shawl is a simple striped stockinette, and the lace adds the feminine touch. Despite looking complicated, this shawl is a great lace project for those who are not experienced in lace knitting. Releasing date: October 2014
The cowl is textured, the different sections give it a lively rhythm. Planned releasing date: December 2014
YARN USED IN SAMPLE
Louisa Harding Amitola (273 yds 250m / 50 g, 80% wool, 20% silk), color: 113. 300 yds 275m
Sport, fingering, light fingering weight yarns, with high wool content. Fluffy yarns also welcome, as mohair-silk blend.
US 6 4mm, 32 80 cm long circular needle
Tapestry needle, stitch markers, 75 beads (size 6/0), cable needle, 0.6 mm chrochet hook.
Top edge: 43 (110 cm), depth: 14 (36 cm)
19 sts x 32 rows in pattern. Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.