Aisling

Aisling

We are absolutely in love with Aisling by Justyna Lorkowska of Lete’s Knits.

Aisling (pronounced Ashlyn) is a gorgeous two color shawl knit primarily in Stockinette stitch, with eyelets and features a lovely lace and cable border. Its shape is a wide crescent with five alternating repeats of wide eyelet pattern in the main color and a garter stitch pattern in the contrast color.

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Once the body of the shawl is knit, a “knitted cast-on” is done to begin the bottom cabled border. The bottom border pattern joins to the main body of the shawl on every right side row creating a lovely horizontal braid in the contrast color between the body and bottom border. Using a ssk (slip, slip, knit) at the end of each right side row creates the braid. A lovely picot edging completed the elegant bottom border.

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Gauge is not critical for this project, but good blocking is recommended to truly make the bottom border come to life.

Rhonda used Baah Yarn La Jolla in Rosemary for the body and Masala for contrast and the bottom border. La Jolla is comes in 100 gram, 400 yard skeins of 4ply fingering yarn. It is 100% Superwash Merino Wool and machine washable.

Aisling can also be done with one color and look just as spectacular. You will need about 875 yards to complete the shawl.

aisling4If you would prefer the shawl to have a smaller wingspan you may adjust the size by knitting only four repeats of the main body, then proceed to the bottom border. However, when the wingspan is reduced so is the finished depth of the shawl.

We suggest using any fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition and drapiness for this project.

Here are some of our favorites here at The Yarn Attic:

Baah Yarn La Jolla 

Dream In Color Smooshy with Cashmere

Madelinetosh Sock 

Madelinetosh Merino Light 

Malabrigo Finito

Malabrigo Mora, 100% mulberry silk

Malabrigo Sock

Shibui Staccato, a beautiful merino and silk blend

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20

Happy Knitting!

Ship to Shore Shawl

Ship to Shore Shawl

The official start of summer is less than a month away! I get excited thinking about all the beach outings, late night picnics, barbecues, and so on! At the same time, I get a little nervous. I get nervous because it gets warm… very warm and it’s not very comfortable working with wool. What’s a girl that’s addicted to knitting and crocheting to do?

This season is the perfect time to try your hand shawl knitting! Particularly lace shawl knitting with linens and cottons.

Drum roll please….

The Ship to Shore Shawl!!!

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This shawl pattern was designed by Katie Rempe from Kater Tater Knits. It’s a quick knit with easy to follow directions and it takes just one skein of Shibui Linen, a fingering weight yarn, that comes in 50 gram hanks of 330 yards. This pattern features a few lace stitch combinations to practice and add to your skill set including increases and decreases with purl stitches, the knot stitch, and picot edging. Kate made a video tutorial on her YouTube channel to help knitters with the KNOT stitch, which is really helpful!

Rhonda used one and a half hanks (for a larger shawl) of Shibui Linen in Lime with size US 9, 24″ circular needles. She made a few modifications to the pattern to jazz it up a bit.

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Here’s Kate original Ship to Shore

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And here’s Rhonda’s finished Ship to Shore

ship to shoreRhonda used the directions from EspaceTricot’s Ravelry project page to increase the shawl size and added one extra purl row and finished with a beaded picot bind off using pearl colored size 6/0 seed beads, then blocking.

Gorgeous!

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