I am excited to have a new scarf/stole pattern to offer for sale. I wanted to create a pattern especially for the alpaca yarn I bought at an adorable yarn shop in Sheridan Wyoming on the trip where the fella proposed. I'm a overly sentimental, people. Just deal with it. Since the yarn I designed in would be difficult to get widely, it has been tested in Knitpick's new blend Galileo. I selected this yarn because it's widely available, has a nice drape and sheen, and has enough wool in it to hold blocking well. You could easily substitute a fingering or sport weight wool or wool blend, as long as you are able to get gauge. Or, you know, forget gauge, because it's a shawl and life is short.
All proceeds from the sale of this pattern go to charity.
In fact, all proceeds from any of my patterns and from clicks on my ads go to charity, as I promised years ago. Since then, I've been moving any funds into an account, and occasionally I'd make a donation here and there from the fund, emptying it out each December. It was never anything worth getting worked up about, but this year, we've actually made an impact.
In 2012, $301 came in from patterns, with $136 of that for the Dine and Dashing Scarf & Hat, which is dedicated to Harvester' s Food Bank. Another $935 came through Adsense clicks, and I'm hoping that'll break $1,000 by the end of the year.
So where does this all go?
- Harvester's Food Bank
- Biker's for Babies in gratitude that a beautiful little girl is five
- The church where the fella and I got hitched
- Hope Ministries
- Pets for Patriots with a wish that Afghanistan won't be so bad
- National Downs Syndrome Society in tribute to the world's most creative dancer
- And, my favorite, I bought a llama! Or, rather, donated one via Heifer. I will knit it some day
- Plus lesser amounts to various other places that I'm too lazy to list
So, thank for buying patterns and using my site. It's really fun to play Santa.
This rectangular shawl is worked in two parts and seamed in the middle. It can be easy to lose your place in the lace, so this might not be the best choice for a first lace project. Marking each lace repeat with a marker can make it a lot easier to keep your place, and fix issues before they happen.
Finished size: 36”x 72”; 91 cm x 182 cm [47”x72”; 120 cm x 182 cm]
Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows in 4” (10 cm) square blocked in pattern
- Size 6 (4.0 mm) 32” needles, straight or circular
- 250 gr; 655 yards [350 gr; 917 yards] sport weight wool or wool blend, such as KnitPicks Galileo (50% wool, 50% bamboo)
- Darning needle
- Cable needle
- Stitch markers, if desired
The pattern includes a narrower, scarf-like width and the instructions for a wider stole [in brackets]. Pattern includes both written and charted explanations.