Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vermont Shawl

The "Vermont Shawl" is a leafy half-circle shawl, inspired by the verdant, maple-forested hills of Vermont.


I've had a long journey with this shawl. It's been a labor of love for me, and I hope that you love it too.



It's knit from the center neck outwards in three leaf-inspired lace patterns. The construction is similar to a pi-shawl, except that the stitch doublings are spread over a few rows in lace patterning rather than in one row of yarnovers.


The shawl takes 625 yards of heavy laceweight or light-fingering yarn. The pink version uses one skein of madelinetosh Prairie in "Mulled Wine." This single-spun merino blooms into a light and lofty shawl with an incredible depth of color.


The green version uses two skeins of Miss Babs Yet in "Verdigris." The merino/tussah silk blend has a lovely, soft drape and a subtle luster. The color is a gorgeous, deep forest green.


The pattern includes both written and charted directions. The lace patterns are definitely challenging, but they capture a little bit of the forest to wrap around your shoulders.




If you'd like to knit your own Vermont Shawl, the pattern is available for $7 on Ravelry (click here for the Ravelry pattern page).

And thank you again to Nina for the beautiful winter photography ...

9 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

It's amazing!

Kathy said...

the shawls , YOu , and the imagery are just so lovely.

meli88a said...

Lovely shawls! They do look quite leafy too. :)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love it really is beautiful and made my day:)Hugs Darcy

keri said...

What a gorgeous shawl and such great photos too!

gayle said...

Beautiful photos of a stunning shawl! I absolutely love the leaves.

allesalike said...

OMG! I just found your blog and love it! Amazing shawl and the colors! Love it! I am an AVRIL addict;-) kisses from Japan

Claire said...

Thank you for this pattern!! I recently bought it on Ravelry and had to start it right away! I'm enjoying how it keeps me on my toes and I'm loving how it's growing right before my eyes into such a beautiful pattern. The pattern itself is nicely and neatly put together making it really user friendly, thanks!!

anneland22 said...

I am very much queueing this pattern. what a stunning shot of the water droplets.