Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Rosebud Shawl

This beautiful Faroese-style shawl features a rosebud pattern framed in diamonds.  Knit from the lower pointed edge up; the construction is unique in working each individual point in sequence -- somewhat similar to the way that entrelac is worked, but keep in mind the similarity is VERY slight.

Once all the points are finished, the center gusset and garter stitch side panels are worked simultaneously.  The top border is knit in unwrapped short rows, joining the border with the top edge of the shawl.  Wash, block, et voila!  A lovely bit of lace to wrap yourself in.

Although my description of the process is just a tad confusing ;), the pattern is very well written and easy to follow, but there is a little errata for one of the charts.  Once you have the chart correction, you MUST follow the pattern.  Even when you think it's doing something crazy, trust the pattern.  Then you, too, can have this lovely shawl for yourself.

Rosebud Faroese-Style Shawl by Margaret Stove is from the book Wrapped in Lace published by Interweave.

Knit for the July/August 2011 issue of the Knit Picks catalog (where it can be found on p. 5), using Knit Picks Shadow lace yarn in the "Nocturne Heather" colorway.


Sarah said...

I have just started this and in my test swatch, I don't know what to do with the "no stitch" instruction at the bottom of the first diamond. I'm not a new knitter but have no idea with "no stitch" is telling me to do. And no knitter I know, including some very experienced ones, can tell me either. Can someone out there give me a hand?

Anonymous said...

You posted this a long time ago and noone came to your rescue - perhaps you figured it out or perhaps it's sitting unfinished?

"No stitch" means ignore. It's there to fill a space on the chart to account for stitches either added or deleted at another point in the pattern. Just skip it and do whatever is required for the next "actual" stitch.

Hope that helps!