Thursday, February 28, 2013

Waves of Lace Shawl, Afternoon Shawl, and Country Day Shawl - Pattern Previews

Today's pattern previews are of three lovely triangle shawls. The first is called "Waves of Lace". There are two separate patterns for this shawl in Loom Knit Shawls Vol. II. The first includes wide bands of lace work, contrasted with a simple bands of lacy garter stitch, and framed with a short ruffle. The second version omits the lace work, but keeps the basic framework of the shawl, so those not wanting the challenge of lace may still enjoy looming this shawl. The contrast of a lace mohair yarn with a fingering weight wool make this shawl very interesting to look at, and a light but warm piece to wear. Despite the size, Waves of Lace is made on only 60 pegs, in one single piece. The sample shown was made on a 1/2 inch gauge loom, but other gauges may also be used.
The second shawl is the Country Day Shawl. It is a medium sized triangle shawl, made in a worsted weight wool. This shawl is all about texture. Three contrasting stitch patterns, as well as bobbles, work to create a striking design reminiscent of a Fisherman's Sweater.
Country Day Shawl is made all in one piece on a 58 peg loom, either 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch gauge. There is also an option for a 68 peg version. 
 The last shawl is the Afternoon Shawl. It is the shawl you will want to wrap up in late in the day, not too heavy, but still warm in fingering weight wool. This shawl may be easily adjusted to make a small shawl or shawlette, or a very large shawl.
Afternoon Shawl may be made in either 1/2 inch gauge or 3/8 inch gauge. (And 3/4 will work, too.) The edge of the shawl has a very subtle deep ruffle that may also be blocked into scallops. The shawl as shown was made on 72 pegs in 3/8 inch gauge loom (the blue version,) and 59 pegs on a 1/2 inch gauge loom (the pink version.)
 A little more about the e-book itself. It will have 90 pages of large print text, 36 pages of paper-saver text, 6 pages of photos, 2 pages of diagrams and a cover. All will be in downloadable pdf files. Please come back tomorrow for a little celebration of Loom Knit Shawls Vol. II: Colorwork, Shapes and Lace.
Copyright 2013 by Renee Van Hoy, Invisible Loom. All Rights Reserved.

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