unikatissima's Lace Ilex
This year you can knit on the 24 days of Advent a scarf shawl that is symmetrically patterned in length and width.
If you look carefully you can see that the medaillons have different patterned center patterns that I arranged symmetrically.
The shawl has a zigzag seed stitch border around the whole shawl and a narrow pattern repeat which allows you to knit it as narrow (= scarf) or wide (= shawl) as you like.
You will also be able to adapt the length because there will be a lengthening pattern in the middle to lengthen the shawl should you need to.
And as always: shouldn't you need a shawl simply make a tablerunner :)
The picture only gives an idea of what you will knit but (hopefully ;-)) not spoil the surprise.
(And if you're curious: there are more pictures ;-))
Note: There is the group unikatissima at ravelry where you can discuss this pattern and my other patterns, too and where you can show us your wip (work in progress).
You can register at ravelry with your username and a valid email address only, with all other information about you it's up to you whether you give them (at least it was like this when I registered ;-)).
About the pattern:
- The shawl has this year
a zigzag seed stitch border around the whole shawl (but you only knit in one direction and don't have to pick-up stitches anywhere) which easily can be blocked to points,
a 12 stitch pattern repeat to allow you to knit the shawl as wide as you like and
a lengthening pattern that you can insert in the middle of the shawl several times to adapt the length of the shawl to your liking.
The shawl looks best if you knit the lengthening pattern at least once.
- The pattern is
a multiple of 12 pattern sts + 21 start/end sts + 2 edge sts (sts = stitches),
the total length with one lengthening pattern are 422 rows and
the lengthening pattern has 24 rows and will be inserted on day 12.
- If you want to make it
wider/narrower simply change the number of repeats;
- use a smaller needle size and/or
- finer yarn and/or
- knit tighter;
- knit more than one lengthening pattern on day 12,
- use a larger needle size and/or
- thicker yarn and/or
- knit more loose.
About the finished item:
Please don't forget: the size always depends on your gauge and your way to knit -
I always knit rather loosely.
This year I only managed to knit one scarf shawl.
For the red scarf shawl I
knitted 2 repeats and
one lengthening pattern with
about 250 m/274 yds red DROPS Lace (100 g ca. 800 m/875 yds) with
3 mm needles and
got a scarf shawl of about 18 x 118 cm/7" x 46".
I knitted the respective daily pattern parts in about 30 min.
To tell the truth I surely won't use this delicate and wonderfully soft scarf from 70% alpaca and 30% silk lace yarn as tablerunner but I may knit it again in cotton :)
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The daily instructions :
Unfortunately an error in the files has been found - the price for a complete surprise ;-)
On Dec 28, 2015 I uploaded a corrected file of day 23 and a corrected complete pattern file. Enjoy! :)
unikatissima's lace knitter's advent calendar 2015 is now Lace Ilex - and still as beautiful as well in fine cotton yarn for summer as in warming wool for winter :)
If you like Lace Ilex and want to support me you can donate here a sum that you feel appropriate:
(clicking on a picture 'sends' you to Lace Ilex at ravelry where the pictures are larger)
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