SIZE: Approximately 21” height x 91” width, blocked.
Expression Fiber Arts Luster Sport
Shown in colors : Allegory (a), Old Photographs (b), and Foreshadow (c)
(a) 2 skeins, (b) 1 skein, (c) 1 skein
If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work. A total of 1100 yards were used for the sample shown.
US size 6 (4.0 mm) 40” circular or longer to accommodate the large number of sts.
US size 7 (4.5 mm) 40” or longer to work the edging.
Advanced Beginner - This pattern is for those who are comfortable knitting textured patterns and are ready to learn some new skills (striping colors, slipping sts and adding an edging).
Notes From the Designer:
•You’ll feel like royalty every time you wear this large, semi-circular shawl that looks more complicated to knit than it actually is! A simple slip stitch pattern worked in two colors on larger needles gives a feeling of depth to this piece, and a Japanese lace edging adds a fun but elegant flourish to the hem.
•Shawl begins with a garter tab CO and is shaped by increasing only at the edges, so there is no center spine to interrupt the flow of the texture pattern.
•When working the body in 2 colors, color A will be the dominant color, while color B will add depth from the background. If you prefer to work the body in one color, you certainly can: the focus will be more on texture than color and will create a subtle accessory that can be worn anywhere.
•After completion of the body, a small number of sts are CO to work the sideways edging. I recommend working the edging on a needle one size larger than you used for the body, to allow the edging to stretch and drape properly. The edging can be worked in a third color, as shown, in one of the two body colors, or the entire shawl can be worked in one color. As always, there is room in the color selection to make a piece that is truly yours.
•When I named this piece, I had been replaying one of my favorite video games, Tales of Xillia. I don’t often have time to play, but sometimes I like to go back to a game with a good storyline. This piece is named after one of the main characters, Milla Maxwell. Milla loses nearly everything she knows throughout the game, but chooses to build something new for those around her, and in the end becomes a new Milla. At the time, the name just sounded good, but perhaps it’s also an unwitting metaphor for us all?
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A beautiful shawl pattern but all of your patterns are pretty and easy to follow. Thanks for your great tutorials!
Fabulous pattern with detailed, precise instructions to guide you every step of the way. Thank you.
Will be hoping to give as gift - love pattern.
Very cute pattern. Very anxious to try it!
I just started yesterday and I am already planning colors for a second one as a gift for my beat friend. Thank you for a truly lovely pattern.
I am already planning my next color combination of this beautiful shawl and I only started it yesterday. Thank you for a truly lovely pattern
Just like every pattern you gift us, you works are exquisite!
Just like every pattern you gift us, your works are exquisite!
Beautiful, elegant...I love it!
This pattern works up fast and even though it is simple, it looks more regal with the edging. A+ pattern
Love this shawl but I didn’t pay attention and I don’t knit , I crochet. Hopefully, something similar will be in crochet sometime...or I’ll learn to knit!
Thank you so much for this pattern. It's one of the three I'm making as a Christmas present.
Love it! Easy way download the latter I am just beginning and patterns looks great and very clear. Thank you
love the download process, it is so easy. i have not started this yet, but it is in my queue (along with so many other patterns) for the future, it looks gorgeous.
Beautiful shawl. Can't wait to knit it.
I made one for my best friend for Christmas such an amazing and beautiful pattern
I bought different yarn to make this for my best friend for Christmas, my sister saw it and I will be making another one! Such a beautiful and easy pattern
All of your patterns are easy to follow and well written. This one knits up quickly and you will often just stop and marvel at how pretty it is as you are knitting!! I love Expression Fiber Arts for so many reasons! Luscious yarns in beautiful colors, gorgeous well written and easy to follow patterns and an owner who gets me! I love the uplifting, inspirational messages she gives in her Instagram videos!
I have not knit this yet but I have my yarn. You are so generous with your patterns I can't keep up. I reviewed the pattern and it is well written.
The tutorial on Youtube was great in helping to select this pattern. I will be using yarn from stash. I love it!!
I love the pattern. Simple and elegant