Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Glace Bay by Laura Aylor

Laura Aylor shares the story of her new Glace Bay shawl..."I could only be somewhat sure she was real—the lady at the bayside, her feet hanging from the wharf to the frigid north Atlantic water.

The pattern of her shawl dipped and cut across itself like a cold-sea current laid close to her shoulders. Or maybe it cut to and fro like cracks in ice that spread and warm as often as they close. I could almost hear it skipping from the wharf to the water, singing."

The center portion of this long, shallow shawl is knit from the top down using the Jacquard stitch from Barbara Walker’s second treasury of knitting patterns. It is a simple combination of stockinette and slipped stitches. The ribbed ruffle is knit on after picking up stitches around the sides.

Glace Bay is knit in a worsted weight yarn, making it an especially warm and cozy shawl.  3 skeins of my Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted would work beautifully and this yarn is now On Sale for only $7.99 a skein!

Size: one approximately 60" across by 15" deep
Yarn: 560 yards worsted
Gauge: 20 sts = 4" in Jacquard stitch
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Skills required: Long-tail cast-on, Decreasing, Picking up stitches and Increasing

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