Rhea Silvia

Description

Inspired by the legend of Rhea Silvia, the mother of Romulus and Remus and a minor Roman deity of the forest, this luscious infinite wrap features burl-like cables and a lace leaf border in a drapy silk-wool blend. Wear it as a shawl, a scarf, cowl, or however you want!

Pattern includes both charts and line-by-line instructions. Sample shown was knit using five skeins of Shibui Knits Staccato in “Artichoke”.

Details

Availability: Ravelry download (pdf)

Price: $6.00 USD


FAQS

  • Is it a cowl or shawl? Rhea Silvia is knit in the round and can be worn a number of ways – as a cowl, scarf, shawl, or hood! All the pictures shown are of a single sample.
  • Why is it knit in the round? Personally, I prefer to knit it in the round – because they’re no wrong side (purl) rows. It goes a lot faster ;) I also find it’s easier to pin on and wear as a shawl – the pictures on the pattern are all of the one (infinite) sample.
  • Can I knit it flat? Of course! If you’d prefer a flat rectangle, I’ve written up instructions on Ravelry, for knitters to convert the pattern to flat: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/rose-city-knits/topics/260…

If you have questions or comments, please email Sara at fyberduck(at)gmail(dot)com.

Credits:
Photographer: Sara Morris
Model: Gertrude
Graphic Design: Sonia Jones Design
Tech Editor: Katherine Vaughan

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Vortex

Elongated slip stitches swirl around the crown of this hat, creating the illusion of movement. Knit from the top down, this pattern can be adapted to fit like a beanie or made to slouch even more.

  • Yarn weight: Worsted (9 wpi)
  • Gauge: 16 stitches and 26 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
  • Needle size: US 8 / 5.0 mm
  • Yardage: 210 yards / 192 m
  • Yarn used: One skein of Anzula For Better or Worsted, shown in “Daffodil” and “Clay, or Two skeins of Shibui Knits Heichi, shown colors ‘Steel’ and ‘Lichen’.
  • Sizes available: Adult M (22″ head circumference)
  • Language: English

Arashi

Inspired by traditional Faroese shawls, this geometric design includes a modified Estonian stitch pattern and a popular Shetland lace insert – to create an overall woven & twined effect, similar to the results resist-dyed cloth using the Arashi Shibori technique.

Note: new samples knit with 100% superwash Merino lace yarns were substantially larger than the original, even when knit to gauge!


Details

Availability: Ravelry download (pdf)

Price: $6.00 USD


Errata

Errata for the 2012 Abstract Fiber One Skein/Two Skein Club version of the pattern:

  • 4/26/12: There is a mistake in line 5 of Chart E. A corrected version of the Chart is available for download/ printing here.
  • 5/6/12: There is a missing YO on Row 15 of Chart C (Stitch 12 on the chart). The first five sts should be: YO, k2, k2tog, YO.

If you have questions or comments, please email Sara at fyberduck(at)gmail(dot)com.

Credits:
Photographer: Sara Morris
Model: Gertrude
Graphic Design: Sonia Jones Design
Tech Editor: Katherine Vaughan

La Fontaine

Inspired by the “common” texture-and-lace shawls of the Shetland Islands, this shawlette is a fun, quick knit that yields spectacular results. A traditional knit-and-purl pattern has been paired with the equally traditional Crest of the Wave Shetland lace pattern to create a thoroughly modern accessory. Knit with just 440 yards of fingering weight yarn, it’s an ideal “gotta have it” knit with almost instant gratification.

Pattern includes both charts and line-by-line instructions, plus both US Standard and metric sizing.

  • Suggested yarn: madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. Samples shown were knit using one skein each of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the colors “Duchess” and “Filigree” BEFORE skein yardage changed to 420 y / 382 m per 3.5 oz / 100g skein. Knitters using new Madelinetosh Merino Light should purchase an additional skein.
  • Yarn weight: Light Fingering
  • Gauge: 22 stitches and 26 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Pattern
  • Needle size: US 6 / 4.0 mm
  • Yardage: 440 yards / 402 m
  • Sizes available: Approx. 50″/ 127 cm wingspan × 21″/ 53 cm center depth
  • Language: English

Captain Nemo

Long awaited, this sweet pattern features an old lace pattern that transitions seamlessly to and from twisted ribbing for a striking cuff. Knit with a single skein of luxury yarn, these mitts make a great gift (or personal indulgence!) that will be cherished for years.

Pattern includes both charts and line-by-line instructions, plus both US Standard and metric sizing.

  • Suggested yarn: The Fibre Co. Road to China Light. Sample shown was knit using one skein each of The Fibre Co. Road To China Light in the color “Peridot.”
  • Yarn weight: Sport
  • Gauge: 28 stitches and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette
  • Needle size: US 3 / 3.25 mm
  • Yardage: 175 yards / 160 m
  • Sizes available: 6.75″ / 16.5 cm hand circumference
  • Language: English

Flocked Sock

Inspired by a traditional Norwegian stitch pattern, these socks feature an allover stitch pattern that looks like a flock of birds (or flocked cloth). Flanked by garter stitch seams and garter stitch details, making for an architectural sock that can be worn by both men and women.

Due to the unusual nature of the stitch pattern, the instructions are written line-by-line and not charted. Pattern includes both US Standard and metric sizing.

  • Suggested yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock. Sample shown was knit using one skein of Malabrigo Sock in the color “Lettuce.”
  • Yarn weight: Light Fingering
  • Gauge: 36 stitches and 48 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette
  • Needle size: US 1 / 2.25 mm
  • Yardage: 330 – 660 yards / 302 – 604 m
  • Sizes available: Child (Woman, Man) [6.25 (8, 9.5)” / 17 (20, 24) cm sock circumference]
  • Language: English

Rogue Fisherman

Originally published by Shibui Knits as the Columbia Cabled Pullover, the updated Rogue Fisherman pattern includes written line-by-line instructions for the cable patterns and metric measurements.

Inspired by fishermen’s sweaters of yore, this modern update has a sleeker silhouette (making it ideal for both women and men) with discreet cables for men who dislike “fussy” designs. Named for the Rogue River in Oregon, one difficult river to fish or boat in!

Pattern includes both charts and written line-by-line instructions.

  • Suggested yarn: Shibui Knits Merino Alpaca. Sample shown was knit using two skeins of Shibui Knits Merino Alpaca in the color “Ivory” .
  • Yarn weight: Aran
  • Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette
  • Needle size: US 7 / 4.5 mm
  • Yardage: 1310 – 1965 yards / 1198 – 1797 m
  • Sizes available: 35 (38.5, 41.5, 45, 48, 51)” / 89 (98, 105, 114, 122, 130) cm chest circumference
  • Languages: English

Barnes

Designed as a special release for the Knit Purl Month of Lace, Barnes is inspired by a friend and former coworker – also the store manager of Knit Purl. The central design is a lace motif flanked by knit-and-purl teardrops, all surrounded by a neat garter stitch edge – for an elegant and modern lace design.

Pattern includes both charts and written line-by-line instructions, as well as U.S. standard and metric measurements.

  • Suggested yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon Gaia Lace. Sample shown was knit using two skeins of The Sanguine Gryphon Gaia in the color “Sea Glass” .
  • Yarn weight: Lace
  • Gauge: 28 stitches and 36 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Lace patt
  • Needle size: US 3 / 3.25 mm
  • Yardage: 800 yards / 732 m
  • Sizes available: Approx. 12″ / 30.5 cm wide × 48″/ 122 cm tall
  • Languages: English

Caput Helianthus

Literally “sunflower crown”, this lace hat will brighten your day – in summer or winter!

Inspired by a vintage doily pattern, this delicate lace tam evokes late summer and early autumn with it’s central sunflower motif and leaf lace body. Knit with just 50g of fingering weight yarn, it’s ideal for sampling a luscious exotic yarn or using up odds and ends from your sock yarn stash.

Directions are included with two versions of a sunflower – 8-petaled and 16-petaled – so knitters can mimic their favorite bloom.

Pattern includes both charts and line-by-line instructions.

  • Suggested yarn: Shibui Knits Staccato. Samples shown were knit using one skein each of Shibui Knits Staccato in the colors “Redwood” (16-petal version) and “Dijon” (8-petal version).
  • Yarn weight: Fingering
  • Gauge: 28 stitches and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette
  • Needle size: US 2½ / 3.0 mm
  • Hook size: 3.0 mm
  • Yardage: 150 – 175 yards / 137 – 160 m
  • Sizes available: Adult 20 – 22″ head circumference & 10″ diameter, laid flat after blocking
  • Languages: English

Fashionknitsta

This simple and chic design was inspired (and requested) by my favorite Fashionknista, Lindsay. She saw something similar in a fashion magazine, listed at an outrageous price, and asked me to create something similar – using luscious luxury yarns. Well, how could I say ‘no’ to a cashmere earmuff?

Thus, Fashionknitsta was born!

Knit it the round, this “elegant earmuff” is knit from tie to tie, starting with a provisional cast on and ending with a 3-needle bind off. It can be done with one skein of your favorite luxury yarn – as a treat to yourself or another!

Directions include three yarn weight options – fingering, sport, and DK. Samples shown were knit using one skein each of Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca DK in the color “Seaweed” and Rowan Felted Tweed DK in the color “Seafarer”.

  • Suggested yarns:
    • Rowan Felted Tweed
    • Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca
    • Hand Maiden Fine Yarn Cashmere and Silk
  • Yarn weight: DK
  • Gauge: 22 stitches and 28 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette
  • Needle size: US 5 – 3.75 mm
  • Yardage: 150 – 175 yards (137 – 160 m)
  • Sizes available: 20 – 22″ head circumference
  • Language: English

4 Hours

In need of a literally last-minute gift? I swatched, cast on, and finished this cowl all within 4 hours. Knit with bulky yarn, the finished cowl is cozy and warm. The CC drawstring allows the wearer to tighten or loosen the cowl for added or decreased warmth. Perfect for active friends and family members!

Pattern includes both US Standard and metric sizing.

  • Suggested yarn: Blue Sky Fibers Bulky. Sample shown was knit with 3 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Naturals: 2 in “Porcupine” (col. 1003), and 1 in “Jasmine” (col. 1213).
  • Yarn weight: Super Bulky
  • Gauge: 10 stitches and 12 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette
  • Needle size: US 15 / 10.0 mm
  • Yardage: 135 yards / 123 m
  • Sizes available: 27″ / 68.5 cm circumference × 10″ / 25.5 cm tall
  • Language: English