When I first saw this lovely creation by Becky Herrick, the simplicity of the lines coupled with the curlicues of the textures just really spoke to me.
I had to have it to offer at Earth Faire.
We already had an order "percolating" at Lorna's Laces and it was easy enough to just add the exact yarns in the exact colorways that Becky used in her original beauty.
And so here we can offer the kit to make this most intriguing piece, in all its glory, the the colors that Becky first chose.
Here is how our marvelous designer describes it:
"Named after a forward thinking newspaper editor, suffragette, and constant knitter who lived in Vermont. This shawl combines stockinette with stripes and texture to keep the knitting interesting!"
Clarina Irene is essentially a striped shawl worked from the top down with two increase points creating a shape somewhere between a crescent and a half-circle. The waves are created using multiple yo’s which are dropped on the next row. The edging is knit on at the end finishing the shawl with no tightly bound off edge.
The kit will include the pattern and two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (80/20 wool/nylon with 435 yards per 100 gram skein). The darker colorway is called Ashburn and is a rich deep blend of teal and purple and chocolate. Yum! And the lighter hues are from Monkeyshines, a melding of golds and beige.
You will need size 5 (3.75) circular needle, or whatever gives you gauge, plus standard knitting notions. As well as a spare double pointed needles for working the edging.
Finished size is a 53" wingspan (that's 134.5 cm) and a back lenth of 24" (61 cm).
Wonderful! What a great piece to wrap up in!