11.15.2009

Cedar Leaf Shawlette


I am so happy to announce that my Cedar Leaf Shawlette pattern is now available for purchase.


This is a tiny crescent shaped shawlette that drapes beautifully around your shoulders and looks absolutely stunning wrapped around your neck as a scarf.

This design marries my two favorite things in the whole world. The color green and knitted leaves. I couldn't love it more!

The curved stockinette st body is created through the use of short rows, and the beautiful leafy border is knit onto the body of the shawlette after its completed.
I found the construction to be very easy. No seaming. No picked up stitches.


As you can see, the shawlette is quite versatile. It can be successfully worn several different ways.

I wore mine out for the first time today. It was wonderfully soft and it added a vibrant accent to my winter outfit. I really want to wear it every day. Would people think I was weird?

Good thing I'm starting on another. That way I can switch off colors at least.. :)




Here is some pattern information for those of you interested:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: 54 inches from end to end.
Width: measures approx 8 inches at widest point of center including leaf border.

MATERIALS
Handmaiden Lady Godiva [50% Silk, 50% Wool; 273 yd/250m per 100g skein; color: Cedar; 2 skeins or approx 350 yards of a dk weight wool blend. Alternate yarn: Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3 ply, Malabrigo Silky Merino, or Manos Silk Blend. (You'll want a yarn with plenty of drape)

1# 32" US #7/4.5mm circular needle
1# US #7/ 4.5mm double pointed needle for leaf edging
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
20 sts/36 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch on size 7 needles or size needed to obtain gauge.




This pattern includes instructions for short row shaping. I found a couple of good instructional videos highlighting this method here and here.


You can also find a great video showing how to hide the wraps on the purl side here.



(This illustrates how the leaves are knitted on)

Cedar Leaf Knit Kits are available here through One Planet Yarn and Fiber.

I really hope that you enjoy knitting up a Cedar Leaf Shawlette of your very own. Im going to be starting my second one shortly and invite you all to knit-a-long with me here on Ravelry.

Hope to see you there!






Pattern is now available in French! Click here to purchase the french translation.

Pattern is also now available in Dutch! Click here to purchase the dutch translation.



33 comments:

even eve said...

pretty

yo2672 said...

love the pattern. love the colorway seaspray. great podcast

Jennifer said...

very very beautiful. this needs to go into my queue.

The Mom said...

Wonderful and great color!green is my fav also. I am so glad I found your podcast , love it

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous! Going in my queue!

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

This is so beautiful, Alana - a perfect green confection!

yarndancer said...

This is beautiful, I just love it!!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Beautiful (as usual)! Love it, love it, love it. :D

Lisaduzhair said...

So beautiful. You just get better and better. Very inspiring.

Fibercrafter said...

Beautiful! The cedar green is gorgeous, though Stardust has to be my favorite color of Lady Godiva.

sunnie fairy said...

wow, this really brings out your eyes!

Sophy said...

i love it!

Scrappin' Knitster said...

Simply beautiful! I love the cedar colorway also.

iknitipurl said...

I'm so glad you got this pattern put together. I'm most definitely going to try it. The leaves are just perfect!

JuliaB said...

Another great pattern and the yarn looks yummy! I love the Cedar colorway.

KnitNurd said...

Love that color also!! Perfect for this pattern which is going to be place in my queue too! :=)

Erin said...

love the color peridot--have ordered your kit!!

Cynthia said...

Simply gorgeous (and the shawl isn't bad either {grin}). Seriously it is beautiful, and I am so pleased you did a pattern for grownups! In particular, as someone who just detests knitting with lace weight, I am especially happy to have a shawl/scarf pattern that is interesting and from a larger gauge yarn. Placing an order in a few minutes!

MaryLou said...

This is so pretty! Not intimidating as so many shawl patterns can be, but with such lovely detail. I can hardly wait to start knitting it!

Erica said...

I go for Peridot. I love that colorway in all the handmaiden yarns.

Deanne said...

This is just so pretty. I'm thinking maybe one in a fall leaf color, and one in something springy...hmmm I'm off to add this to my queue!

Happily Ever After said...

Nice. I do like the colors. For some reason I thought brown when you said cedar.

Is that the woman who did the Hockey Mama for Obama youtube video that I hear singing in this episode.

Sarah said...

Great episode! I have to try this yarn. Sounds Yummy!

pdtink said...

love the pattern and the yarn looks yummy. The color peridot colorway.

Amy said...

Your cedar leaf shawlette is magnificent and a must-knit for this crocheter! It will be perfect for my warm climate winter. The cedar colorway is so beautiful; I love Ocean and Hemlock too. P.S. Love the podcast, too :o)

Professor P. said...

That is so beautiful. If I weren't so busy with the knitted toys from the last podcast, I would certainly move this one to the top of the next-project-to-be-made queue. I agree--the cedar is beautiful.

PassioKnits said...

Love the shawlette! Can't wait to try it. I can't stop singing your theme song, either!

Kristie said...

Lovely pattern! I had a similar idea when I saw the Super Stitches Knitting book. Beautiful execution!

ebgrivas said...

Like you I love all greens - OK except muddy split pea...Great pattern!

Holly said...

Stunning!

Carissa said...

This is sooo beautiful!! I purchased a kit at my LYS and I cannot wait to start!!

Monica de Moss said...

Definitely gorgeous and I LOVE the colourway of that yarn

Madeleine said...

Gorgeous!