Mareel contains elements of two classic shawl designs a Pi shawl and a Shetland Hap. The centre is worked as a half Pi shawl, from which the striped feather and fan border continues with shaping worked into the feather and fan pattern. The edging is then knit sideways onto the live border stitches.
Yarn: Sport weight wool or wool blend yarn
Needles: 3.75mm 50cm circular
Size: Approximately 153cm at top
A slightly slouchy Fair Isle patterned beanie. Deep ribbing keeps things simple and streamlined from the front, with the colourful Fair Isle as a beautiful surprise when you turn your head.
Yarn: 4 ply wool, shown in Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight
Needles: 3mm 40cm circular
3.5mm 40cm circular and DPNs
Size: Finished circumference 44(49,56)cm. Finished length 24cm.
Worked seamlessly from the top down, Wee Chickadee is the perfect introduction to both this style of garment construction and stranded colourwork. There are only eight purl rows worked in two colours so the bulk (and potential scariness) of cutting / steeking your knitting is avoided. Sized from three months to four years with garter stitch cuffs that look equally good folded up or down.
Yarn: Fingering/4ply weight yarn with good elasticity
Needles: 3.25mm 60cm circular
3.25mm DPNs or circulars for sleeves
Size: 3-6 [6-9, 9-12, 12-18] months, (2, 3, 4) years.
Finished chest circumference: 45.5[49, 51, 54] (59, 61, 64)cm, buttoned.
Dovana uses a single skein of fingering weight yarn, perfect for something special you’ve been hanging on to. Solids or semi-solids will show the stitch patterns best.
Yarn: Fingering weight/4ply yarn with good stitch definition. 352m
Tension: 22 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm
Size: 115cm top edge, 40 cm centre depth