I am in awe!
This stunning piece, another by Miriam L Felton, was originally published in The Twist Collective's Fall 2008 issue.
Here is what Miriam writes:
"This shawl is named after Cleite, one of the fabled Amazons of the ancient world, who accompanied the Amazon queen, Penthesilea, to the Trojan War.
"Designed with a simple stitch pattern, the placement of the decreases creates a scalloped line when bound off without adding a separate edging. That makes this a perfect shawl for handspun, as you can bind off whenever you run out of yarn."
I think that last bit is especially intriguing -- I like the idea that I am in total control of how large the shawl will be and how much yarn I'll be using.
Gauge: 22 sts over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking. Since length is variable, row gauge is less important.
Finished Measurements: 80 inches (203 cm) across the top and 40 inches (102 cm) from neck to point
Materials Used: 1000 yards of laceweight yarn.
Needle Size: 3.25mm (US 3) 24-30 inch circular neelde or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern / Kit Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This is the hard copy of the pattern, printed in folio form, with 4 pages on heavy weight paper.
I highly recommend that you take advantage of our current "flat rate shipping" offer, and go check out our Lace weight yarn section. We have some amazing beauties right now that would be perfect to make this beauty with.