A wonderfully simple way to make the most of a gorgeous yarn!
Here is what the amazing designer, Nim Teasdale, writes about this beauty:
Alchemilla is an asymmetric triangle designed to show off a subtle variegated yarn, or to create striking texture from a solid colour.
The body of the shawl is worked sideways, in alternating bands of garter and rippling stockinette which have been sneakily designed so that all the fancy stuff happens on the RS (where you can see what you’re knitting), and the back is simply purled.
It combines texture and lace to blend colours and highlight short run colour change and gently variegated yarns. Alternatively, a solid or semisolid yarn will emphasise the texture of the stitch pattern.
- The size of the shawl is adaptable and can be worked to any size.
- Suits fingering to worsted weight yarn in any yardage between approx 400m and 900m.
- The design can be worked entirely from the written pattern, or from charts with some notes.
The Yarn and Colorways
Our yarn is not the same as what Nim used in her originals.
This is Trendsetter's Evolution, 100% merino with about 495 yards / 150g. Each cake of yarn is pre-wound and gives long color runs.
We offer your choice of two colorways.
1. Olive or Twist is colorway #9 and is a wonderful play on blues and teals and olives. (sorry, sold out)
2. Denim Floral is a cool blend that runs from rainbow-rich reds and red-orange with a bit of purple and blue into soft sky blue and then slate into paler gray.
Well, no, the design itself doesn't call for beads. But we have some really special larger 2/0 beads in stock that i think might add a wonderful weight and swing to the edging if you'd like to add them (or anywhere else that appeals.
So if you would like, we added an option (via the drop-down menu labeled "Kit") to add roughly 20g of these larger beads to your order. If you have a color preference, tell me. Otherwise I will choose for you.
Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern. The price of the pattern has not been factored into the cost you see here.
I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Nim via her Ravelry web page. If you decide to go that route, make sure the drop-down menu is set to "No Pattern Needed."
Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy, then the "Pattern" drop-down menu should be set to that.
We also can email the pattern to you via email (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and usually do that right before I ship the kit).
If you want the pattern in your Ravelry library then please get it directly from Nim as noted above.