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SIZE: Approximately 40.5” wide x 58” long, blocked.
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.
If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work.
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.
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I am super excited to begin this project!!
Great shawl for summer (or anytime)! Thanks for all the really special patterns -- and yarns!
I’m excited to begin this wrap once my current project is off my needles. LOVE!
I will begin this shawl once my current project is off the needles. Using yarn from my overflowing stash.
Super cute pattern, simple & easy for even the newest of knitters! Works up quickly, depending on the speed and experience of the knitter.
I've downloaded the pattern but haven't started it yet, upon review, I think I will enjoy making this wrap.
Oh my wowness! This is gorgeous! I seriously can not wait to start this one! Just want to snuggle up inside of this shawl/blanket/scarf/comfyness!... Thank youuu Chandi
Another great pattern. So easy to follow and complete.
This pattern is aptly named LOVE, I know I will love it when it is finished. Thank you Chandi
I love the Love pattern! I haven't started it yet because I want to see what the crochet pattern is going to be for the Seacoast fingering yarn and then will dive into my new yarn