Mim's Knitting Frenzy

Follow the dark and skeery path into the dank recesses of Miriam's mind. There you will find many a knitting needle and the occasional ominous crochet hook. Sinister looking book presses and towering stacks of paper. Where various handcrafts lurk waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting...

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Seraphim Shawl Ready to Buy!

Seraphim is a very simple, yet elegant design that makes one think of feathered wings - hence the name ;) If using fingering weight yarn, the solid stockinette upper portion gives a warmth not found in most lace shawls. It would be perfect to throw over a t-shirt in a drafty room, or could spice up a plain black dress for an evening out. The stockinette upper slowly fades into the lace edging for a subtle effect.

This versitile design is worked from the top down. Techniques used include knit, purl, yarn over (yo), knit 2 together (k2tog), slip slip knit (ssk), sl1-k2tog-psso, and a centered double decrease. The lace patterning is in chart form, so ability to read charts would be needed. The charts are the size of legal paper for easy viewing - if printing out the pattern, legal sized paper will be needed to avoid splitting the charts.


Yarn: About 7 oz. of fingering weight yarn. It could also be done in laceweight as long as the gauge was right. I estimate if you used laceweight, you'd need less than 100 grams.
Needles: US Size 5 24" circulars
Notions: 4 stitch markers, and a row counter would be handy.
Gauge: 5 - 5.5 spi


For $6 (USD), you will receive a downloadable .pdf file that contains detailed images, clear instructions, and color charts to allow you to knit this shawl. As with all my patterns, I offer full technical support, just an e-mail away. Secure payment requires a PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can sign up for one here. To purchase this pattern, just click on the button below and follow the instructions. Once your payment has gone through, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for download.
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pdf file updated 6/27/2006