Love and Lace

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This pattern is free for a limited time. Please share the link with a friend! Thanks!

SIZE: Approximately 40.5” wide x 58” long, blocked.

MATERIALS: 

Expression Fiber Arts Seacoast Fingering

Shown in colors : Boardwalk (a), Sand Dollar (b), Inlet (c) and Reef (d).

(a) 1 skein, (b) 1 skein, (c) 1 skein, (d) 1 skein.

Those colors have sold out for good, so choose any fingering weight yarn you love.

US size 5 (3.75 mm) needle, circular or straight.

Notes From the Designer:

•An easy intro to lace for adventurous beginners, or a meditative piece for more experienced knitters, this shawl features a simple 2-row repeat that shifts slightly with each color change but otherwise remains the same throughout the entire piece. If you prefer not to shift the texture, simply omit the second pattern and continue the first pattern throughout the body. You can also shift the texture more often, if you like. This pattern is yours to adjust as you please.

•Width can be adjusted by casting on more or fewer stitches in a multiple of 8 + 6. Length can be adjusted by working more or fewer 2-row repeats within specific sections or across the body as a whole. Sample shown used 4 full skeins of yarn, 1 in each color. You may opt to use more or less of each skein, and more or fewer colors.

•If working with multiple skeins of the same color of hand-dyed yarn, it is strongly recommended to alternate skeins every couple of rows to avoid color pooling.

•When blocking, make sure to fully open the eyelets in each rib to see the full effect of the lace. If using the suggested yarn, you can block aggressively for length, as both alpaca and cotton will stretch with blocking.

•While working on the sample for this pattern, I had a lot of time to think about love in its various forms. Self-love, love for an individual, love for a larger whole, and love as its own concept. How do we define something that defies definition? How do we encapsulate it in a handmade object? Is the finished object the definition of love? Is it the time and effort that goes into making it? The act of giving the finished object to another or keeping it to wrap around ourselves? Is it all of these things, or some, or none of them? I don’t have the answer. Maybe there isn’t one. What I do know is that knitting, whether for yourself or another, can be an act of love, like speaking up or out, or cooking a meal, or just sitting in the company of another. Whether you keep this shawl for yourself or give it to someone special, you’ll have plenty of time to find your own definition of love while working on it.

•Click the Videos tab to watch a tutorial on this design. 

Designed by Emily Walton.

You'll receive a digital file only (instantly downloadable as a PDF) and won't be shipped anything. Please allow a few minutes for the download link to be emailed to you. If the email doesn't arrive within a few minutes, just log into your account on our site and you'll see your Completed Orders. From there, you'll find the download link.

Enjoy your knitting.

Chandi

New? Read about our pattern download process here

Full Description

This pattern is free for a limited time. Please share the link with a friend! Thanks!

SIZE: Approximately 40.5” wide x 58” long, blocked.

MATERIALS: 

Expression Fiber Arts Seacoast Fingering

Shown in colors : Boardwalk (a), Sand Dollar (b), Inlet (c) and Reef (d).

(a) 1 skein, (b) 1 skein, (c) 1 skein, (d) 1 skein.

Those colors have sold out for good, so choose any fingering weight yarn you love.

US size 5 (3.75 mm) needle, circular or straight.

Notes From the Designer:

•An easy intro to lace for adventurous beginners, or a meditative piece for more experienced knitters, this shawl features a simple 2-row repeat that shifts slightly with each color change but otherwise remains the same throughout the entire piece. If you prefer not to shift the texture, simply omit the second pattern and continue the first pattern throughout the body. You can also shift the texture more often, if you like. This pattern is yours to adjust as you please.

•Width can be adjusted by casting on more or fewer stitches in a multiple of 8 + 6. Length can be adjusted by working more or fewer 2-row repeats within specific sections or across the body as a whole. Sample shown used 4 full skeins of yarn, 1 in each color. You may opt to use more or less of each skein, and more or fewer colors.

•If working with multiple skeins of the same color of hand-dyed yarn, it is strongly recommended to alternate skeins every couple of rows to avoid color pooling.

•When blocking, make sure to fully open the eyelets in each rib to see the full effect of the lace. If using the suggested yarn, you can block aggressively for length, as both alpaca and cotton will stretch with blocking.

•While working on the sample for this pattern, I had a lot of time to think about love in its various forms. Self-love, love for an individual, love for a larger whole, and love as its own concept. How do we define something that defies definition? How do we encapsulate it in a handmade object? Is the finished object the definition of love? Is it the time and effort that goes into making it? The act of giving the finished object to another or keeping it to wrap around ourselves? Is it all of these things, or some, or none of them? I don’t have the answer. Maybe there isn’t one. What I do know is that knitting, whether for yourself or another, can be an act of love, like speaking up or out, or cooking a meal, or just sitting in the company of another. Whether you keep this shawl for yourself or give it to someone special, you’ll have plenty of time to find your own definition of love while working on it.

•Click the Videos tab to watch a tutorial on this design. 

Designed by Emily Walton.

You'll receive a digital file only (instantly downloadable as a PDF) and won't be shipped anything. Please allow a few minutes for the download link to be emailed to you. If the email doesn't arrive within a few minutes, just log into your account on our site and you'll see your Completed Orders. From there, you'll find the download link.

Enjoy your knitting.

Chandi

New? Read about our pattern download process here

Current Stock:
Craft Knit Free/Paid Free Yarn Weight Fingering Yarn Base Seacoast Fingering Yardage 800 and up

Customer Reviews 5 (31 Reviews) Write a Review

Love and Lace Pattern
4 Stars

I think its a very pretty shawl; elegant yet simple .. I plan on starting it as soon as I find the right yarn.

Love and Lace Pattern
4 Stars

I think its very pretty; elegant yet simple. I will start the project as soon as I find the right yarn.

Love and Lace.
5 Stars

I love the pattern. It's my next project. It was the first video I watched and your words in the beginning made me look you up and finally follow you. You are so calm and you make knitting look so simple and easy even to someone inexperienced like me. Thank you.

Gorgeous
5 Stars

Beautiful and elegant!

Love and Lace
5 Stars

I was looking for "that" elegant but simple pattern for my made spun yarn. FOUND IT! My mom asked me to make a wrap for a very special friend of hers. I made ups several swatch patterns for her to choose from, and I knew that Love and Lace would be it. Chandi, thank you for all that you do. Your FB, Youtube, patterns and yarn are in my opinion the best available! Hugs Kim

Love and Lace
5 Stars

Simply elegant! I have made a beautiful hand spun yarn for my mom's dear friend and wanted an elegant but simple wrap pattern and this is it! I made up swatches of several and knew that mom would pick the Love and Lace pattern. Thank you Chandi! Out of all the channels, patterns, FB and YouTube options available, I LOVE yours. Hugs Kim

Loveand lace
5 Stars

Simply love it.thank you so much

Love and Lace
5 Stars

I love the breezy look of this shawl, the colours used further augment the cool effect. Looking forward to making this lovely piece.

Love and Lace
5 Stars

At first I wasn't sure about this pattern. But after watching video I fell in love with it.

Love and Lace
5 Stars

Great pattern with lots of tips. Can't wait to start this one.