Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2017

unikatissima’s Lace Winterberry

On this page: Introduction | About the pattern | About the finished item | How it works | Deutsche Version | The daily instructions | More pictures

unikatissima's lace knitter's advent calendar 2017
This year I offer you an Advent calendar shawl (or tablerunner :)) that is symmetrically patterned in length and shows different lace diamonds, harmoniously distributed over the whole shawl.
The stockinette parts make as well the pattern as the knitting experience calm and relaxed – just the right thing in this busy time :)
The pattern has a repeat of 14 stitches which allows you to decide on the width of your shawl to your liking.
The pattern of day 12 can be repeated as often as you like to make the shawl as long as you wish.
I wish you a relaxed and relaxing Advent knit! :)

The photo gives you an idea about your shawl (hopefully) without spoiling the surprise.
(And if you should be curious: there are more pictures ;-))

Note: at ravelry you can find the group unikatissima 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 ;-)).

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About the pattern:

  1. The shawl has this year
    * a lengthwise symmetrical pattern with different lace diamonds
    * a 14 stitches repeat which allows you to knit the shawl as wide as you like and
    * on day 12 a pattern that you can knit as often as you like
    to adapt the length of the shawl to your liking.
  2. The pattern
    * is a multiple of 14 pattern stitches + 3 start/end stitches + 2 or more edge stitches, and
    * has a total of 426 rows with the day 12 pattern knitted once.
    * The day 12 pattern has 28 rows and can be knitted several times if necessary.
    * The daily instructions contain each as well charts as written instructions.
  3. To knit the shawl you need
    * yarn with needles in appropriate size (the shawl looks as beautiful knitted in lace yarn as in fingering or bulkier yarn),
    * know-how about knitting yarn overs and different decreases and
    * if you like stitch markers to mark the repeats.
  4. If you want to make the shawl
    * broader/narrower simply adjust the number of repeats;
    * shorter,
        – use smaller needle sizes and/or
        – finer yarn and/or
        – knit less loose;
    * longer
        – knit the day 12 pattern more than once and/or
        – use larger needles and/or
        – bulkier yarn and/or
        – knit more loose.

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About the finished item:

This year I knitted only one shawl.

For my shawl I made/used
* 3 repeats
* with 6 garter stitch rows at the beginning and end, and
* with 3 garter stitches at each side, and
* without extra repeats of the day 12 pattern
* with about 452 yards/413 m off-white polyacrylic yarn (50 g have about 175 yards/160 m)
* with US 9/5.5 mm needles to
* a total of 10074 stitches and
* got a shawl of about 14″ x 65″ (this are about 35 x 165 cm).
I knitted the daily pattern parts in 20 to 30 min, depending on the amount of stockinette and lace stitches.

Please bear in mind: the size always depends on your gauge and also on the way you knit – I’m always knitting rather loosely.

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How it works

You do not have to register or the like for unikatissima’s Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2017: starting with December 1, 2017 every day a ‘little door’ opens and the instructions for the next part will be unlocked.

Well, further down you will find the links to the daily instructions from December 1, 2017 on :) and you only have to come here every day of December and download the instructions of the respective day.

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Deutsche Version:

Du kannst diese Seite auch auf Deutsch lesen.

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The daily instructions:

Please note, that you agree to my terms of use by using my patterns.
You will find them on the last page of the file of day 1 and they apply to the complete Advent calendar.

unikatissima’s Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2017 is called now Lace Winterberry
and it is still as beautiful, no matter if it is made in fine cotton for Summer or warming wool for Winter :)

If you liked unikatissima’s Lace Winterberry and want to support me you can donate here a sum that you feel appropriate:

Many thanks to all those very kind people who have made a donation! :)

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More pictures:

(clicking on a picture will ‘send’ you to Lace Winterberry at ravelry where there are larger pictures)

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