Rosegate has a vintage 1940's look with the lacy pattern and simple border. This asymmetrical triangle shawl is knitted sideways from the tip. The shawl can be made in any size, on lace weight to aran weight yarn. Be sure to adjust your yarn requirements accordingly. Charted and written pattern included.
The lace includes elements of a stitch pattern found in Knitting Stitches by Mary Webb.
"This collection of shawls, Teachers With Class, was designed to give thanks to three teachers from my youth ~ my high school french instructor, my piano teacher and my violin teacher. In addition to the substantial difference teachers make in their students’ lives, I wish to thank each of them for some seemingly small things that had long lasting influence on me.
"This particular design, Rosegate, is for my childhood piano teacher...who devoted her life to music and patented her own method during the 1940's for teaching piano to pre-schoolers. She placed more emphasis on the entertainment value of a musical skill than on technique...The piano is part of my identity, and I thank her for focusing on the right thing for me ~ just the ability to play for myself." -Melanie Rice
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Light Fingering Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Socks Yeah! by CoopKnits (75% Merino Wool / 25% Nylon; 50g/231yds): 3 Skeins. Shown in Axinite.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/428 yds): 1 Full Skein + 1 MINI Skein. This yarn is spun and dyed in the United States from South American merino wool. O-Wash Fingering uses a new GOTS certified process that stabilizes the wool, allowing it to be easily washed while maintaining its woolen characteristics. O-Wash Fingering is also dyed in low impact, environmentally friendly dyes. Available in a wide array of solid colors.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 1 Full Skein + 1 MINI Skein. Malabrigo is kettle-dyed so that the yarn carries depth and variegation. Supersoft merino wool with the added bonus of superwash & easy care washing instructions.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 67” wingspan x 17” tall at centerline, after blocking.
YARDAGE: 485 yds in sock weight, up to 900 yds for Aran weight
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm 32" or longer circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry Needle, Row Counter
GAUGE: 21 sts = 4" in garter stitch, after blocking
Images courtesy of Melanie Rice. Yarn photos by Yarn Loop.