Fields of Lavender Shawl
Short Description: The Fields of Lavender set was made in collaboration with Gregoria Fibers; the yarn being a major source of inspiration behind the design. Anna, the magic-maker behind this yarn, infuses essential oils into the yarn when it is being washed, so the final skeins carry a calming scent, one that immediately made me think of Lavender Fields, along with the deep rich purple of her Dogwood color-way. Upon further research on this flower, I found myself drawn to its symbolism of grace, elegance and femininity, which helped determine the look and feel for this collection.
The Fields of Lavender Shawl combines many of my favorite elements in shawl knitting:
- top-down triangular shaping
- an easy to memorize lace stitch pattern
- pops of contrasting color
- squishy garter stitch
- graceful wave edging finished off with a fun --- picot BO
Immerse yourself in the experience by letting your soul wander through the Lavender Fields in Provence as you knit up this delightful pattern.
Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows in St. st. = 4 inches / 10 cm. Gauge is not crucial to this project but different gauges will affect size and yardage.
Finished Measurements: 52" (132cm) wingspan; 26" (66cm) depth
Materials Used: Gregoria Fibres Sport 2 ply 100% merino
Needle Size: US 5 (3.75mm) 32" (80cm) circular
Pattern Includes: Written and charted instructions as well as video tutorials for advanced techniques
Skill Level: Intermediate
Other Details: This pattern has been professionally tech-edited and test knit for errors and clarification.