unikatissima's Lace Erica Carnea
The shawl I put this year for you in the Advent calendar is different from the previous ones (which you can find here in the blog or at ravelry): it shows 7 lace patterns looking similar to their counterpart, i.e. the first pattern matches wonderfully the last pattern, the second pattern the last but one, the third the fifth and you can repeat the middle pattern as often as you like to make your very personal Advent calendar shawl as long as you like :)
You can also define the width of your shawl by knitting the repeat of 20 stitches as often as you like.
Again 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 ;-)).
About the pattern:
- This year the shawl has
7 different consecutive lace patterns which mirror each other harmoniously,
a 20 stitches repeat which allows you to knit the shawl as wide as you like and
on day 13 a pattern that you can knit as often as you like to adapt the length of the shawl to your liking.
- The pattern
is a multiple of 20 pattern stitches + 3 start/end stitches + 2 or more edge stitches, and
has a total of 386 rows with the day 13 pattern knitted once.
The day 13 pattern has 28 rows and can be knitted several times if necessary.
The daily instructions contain each as well charts as written instructions.
- 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.
- If you want to make the shawl
broader/narrower simply adjust the number of repeats;
- use smaller needle sizes and/or
- finer yarn and/or
- knit less loose;
- knit the day 13 pattern more than once and/or
- use larger needles and/or
- bulkier yarn and/or
- knit more loose.
About the finished item:
This year I knitted only one shawl.
For my shawl I made/used
with 6 rows in seed stitch at the beginning and end, and
with 3 stitches in seed stitch at each side, and
without extra repeats of the day 13 pattern
with about 142 g or 498 yards/455 m cheeky merino joy from Rosy Green Wool in red (col 058, 100 g have about 350 yards/320 m)
with US 7/4.5 mm needles to
a total of 29.110 stitches ;-) and
got a shawl of about 12" x 65" (this are about 30 x 165 cm).
I knitted the daily pattern parts in about 30 min.
Please bear in mind: the size always depends on your gauge and also on the way you knit - I'm always knitting rather loosely.
How it works
You do not have to register or the like for unikatissima's Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2018:
starting with December 1, 2018 every day a ‘little door’ opens and
the instructions for the next part will be unlocked.
So you only have to come here every day of December and download the instructions of the respective day.
As every year I will open all ‘little doors’ on December 20, 2018
so that you will be able to finish your shawl until December 24, 2018 - in case you want to gift it or wear it on Christmas Eve :)
And after the Advent time all files will still be available here for you : )
Well, further down you will find the links to the daily instructions from December 1, 2018 on :)
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The daily instructions:
You will find them on the last page of the file of day 1 and they apply to the complete Advent calendar.
And if you have questions please be patient because there are days when I can come here only once to answer them.
(clicking on a picture will 'send' you to Lace Erica Carnea at ravelry where there are larger pictures)