Monday, November 2, 2009

The Desert Rose Shawl by Renee Leverington

The beautiful Desert Rose shawl was designed by Renee Leverington of "Goddess Knits" exclusively for and knit in The Alpaca Yarn Company's lace yarn Suri Elegance.
Renee Leverington grew up in Arizona where the crystal Desert Rose is abundant, these beautiful rosette shaped crystals inspired Renee to create her elegant Desert Rose Shawl. Desert Rose crystals are formed when the minerals gypsum and barite fan out and overlap creating petal like rosettes, they're much sought after for their beauty and powers.

Found worldwide, some believe they promote relaxation, visualization and meditation, for knitters these crystals are prized for their lovely, unique shapes that translate perfectly into lace motifs and for the way they evoke warm thoughts of spring and summer days no matter the local or season.

The Desert Rose Shawl's beautiful knit fabric, with exquisite drape, is created from The Alpaca Yarn Company's 100% suri alpaca lace weight yarn Suri Elegance. Its knit from the top down and consists of two identical sections worked together with a dividing stitch and garter edge stitches, the pattern is charted.

Finished Measurements: 88" x 44"
Yarn: 1 skein The Alpaca Yarn Company Suri Elegance (100 grams, 875 yards) Carmel Latte
Needles: size 4 US (3.5mm) circulars
Gauge: 4 stitches = 1" blocked

Sold as a Pattern Only ($8)
And as a Kit which includes the Pattern ($8) and one hank of The Alpaca Yarn Company's Suri Elegance ($30 Solids or $40 Variegated) + (Shipping $6.99) = $44.99 Solid or $54.99 Variegated (NOTE: if you're purchasing more than one Kit or other yarns, knitting needles etc any additional shipping will be reimbursed.)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the story behind the design.