It has taken awhile, I know, but I am working on releasing all the remaining book patterns in English as individual downloadable patterns in my Ravelry Store. Next, is the popular Lacy Rib Shawl: A slubby yarn, gives this lacy rib shawl with cowl and wrist warmers an exciting uneven texture. The now discontinued Colina from Thomas Kvist Yarns is a mixture of cotton and linen. A reversible lace pattern by Lynne Barr, was perfect for this shawl with a cowl as a collar and wrist warmers in a matching rib. Despite being discontinued, the yarn is still available from Mango Moon Yarns online or it can be replaced by Rowan Yarns, Summer Tweed a silk and cotton mixture. The set is stunningly photographed on beautiful dancer Francesca Golfetto by Kim Müller. The pattern is available in my Ravelry Store.
Size: One Size
Finished measurements: Shawl: 61 cm/24″ wide and 150 cm/59″ long.
Cowl: 88 cm/34.75″ circumference and 31 cm/12.25″ high.
Wrist warmers: 24 cm/9.5″ circumference and 30 cm/12″ long.
Yarn: Thomas Kvist Yarns, Colina (70% cotton, 30% linen, 100 g/4 oz, 160 m/174 yds). Sample is knitted in shade 10 Flax. The yarn is unfortunately discontinued but available online from Mango Moon Yarns, or it can be replaced by Rowan Yarns, Summer Tweed (70% silk, 30% cotton, 50 g/2 oz, 120 m/131 yds).
Shawl: 5 skeins; 785 m/858 yds
Cowl: 2 skeins; 295 m/323 yds
Wrist warmers: 1 skein; 140 m/153 yds
Yarn alternative: Shibui Knits, Heichi (100% silk, 50 g/2 oz, 96 m/105 yds).
Notions: 8 bone buttons (20 mm/0.78″) from Perlehuset, 5 stitch markers and yarn needle.
Needles: 4 mm/US 6 circular needle (80 cm/32″) and 4 mm/US 6 DPNs for wrist warmers. Adjust needle to match gauge.
Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rows in pattern and st st measures 10 cm/4″ square.
Notes: The shrug is knitted flat as a rectangular shawl. Buttons are attached at each end, with holes in the lace pattern used as buttonholes so that it can be buttoned into a shrug. The cowl and the wrist warmers are knitted in the round. All can easily be adjusted by adding or removing pattern repeats as desired.