• Beatriz

Hello again! Today is another throw-back to last month pattern type of post. The pattern highlighted today is the Horta Shawl, my first pattern using the delicious brioche technique!


Combining squishy garter stripes with an easy peasy brioche, this shawl is super fun to knit! Worked flat from the top down, the shawl is a combination of garter stitch stripes and a simple brioche. If you, like me, have always admired but were a little bit afraid of brioche fear no more! The pattern is very easy and straightforward, and it is as beginner friendly as it gets.


During these weird and rough times, one thing I missed the most was going outside and spending time in nature, so I found myself turning frequently to my childhood memories spent in the countryside. "Horta" means vegetable garden in portuguese, and the inspiration for this shawl came from the interesting lines of crops fields make when viewed from above, almost like an impressionist painting.


The Horta Shawl is my first collaboration with @anzulaluxuryfibers

and it calls for their amazing Lucero DK base, shown here in the colorways Rye (green) and Petal (pink). The medium weight yarn makes this a perfect piece to wrap yourself in all year long, from a chilly summer night to a sunny winter day!


SIZES & YARDAGE 190 x 90 cm/74 x 36 inches (wingspan x depth)

Approximately a total of 810 m/880 yd of DK weight yarn in 2 colors. 405 m/ 440 yd of each color.

Sample features Anzula Lucero DK 80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% sparkling stellina in colorways C1: Rye and C2: Petals.


NEEDLES 4 mm/US 6 circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.


Circular needles with 80 cm/32 inches cable length recommended to accommodate all stitches comfortably.


NOTIONS blocking tools of your preference, scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle


GAUGE 18 stitches x 35 rows in 10 cm/4 inches after blocking in garter stitch.


Even though gauge is not crucial to this project, changes in it will affect your yardage requirements and your final measurements.


I hope you like it!



  • Beatriz

Hello! Is it a throw-back when it's from last month? LOL! I am sorry for being again so quiet here, March has been a busy month and I have dropped the ball on the blog. But let's get back to knitting patterns, shall we? Or should I say 'shawl' we?


Today's featured pattern is the Olas Shawl, it's a fingering weight half-pi shawl, worked flat from the top down. The idea was to play and change the stitch pattern in several section, making it a super relaxing and fun project to have on the needles.


Originally designed using three contrast colors, the pattern is highly adaptable to many more, making it a perfect candidate for some stash diving or to use up the bits of some left-over yarn. Go pay your stash a visit, and select as many colors as you wish!


FINISHED SIZE 180 x 90 cm/72 x 36 inches (wingspan x depth)


YARDAGE Approximately 920 m/1010 yd of heavy fingering weight yarn.

Sample features Revesderecho Merino 100% merino wool 174 m/50 g (190 yd/1.75 oz) in colorways:

C1 Gris 013 - 345 m/380 yd C2 Gris Perla 024 - 345 m/380 yd C3 Marino 01 - 230 m/250 yd


NEEDLES 4 mm/US 6, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Circular needles with 80 cm/32 inches cable length or longer are recommended to

accommodate all stitches comfortably.


NOTIONS blocking tools of your preference, scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle


GAUGE 20 stitches x 36 rows in 10 cm/4 inches after blocking in garter stitch.


Even though gauge is not crucial to this project, changes in it will affect your yardage requirements and your final dimensions.


I hope you like it! And until next week!

  • Beatriz

Hello!

Today I bring you a new pattern, just fresh out of the press, the VINICUNCA SWEATER. I designed this sweater back in October last year and I am so happy I get to share it with you today!

The Vinicunca Sweater is a collaboration with Miss Babs Yarns and calls for their delicious Yowza DK base, in full skein for the main colour (shown here in Oyster) and a set of six Yowza Mini (shown here in Slot Canyon, Coreopsis, Sunny, Spring Lettuce, Stonewashed and Fig).

It is worked in the round, from the bottom up, in a playful slip-stitch pattern that knits up so fast you won't be able to put down! The idea for this sweater had been brewing in the back of my mind for quite a while before coming together. I wanted to create an intuitive sweater that would work with a mini set, but that would also translate well to more or fewer colours. You can use a full skein of a variegated colorway, or all that left-over yarn you have sitting on your stash!


The pattern was designed and developed to be worn with 20 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches) of positive ease and fitted sleeves.


1 (2, 3) [4, 5, 6] {7, 8, 9} with a finished circumference of 101.5 (109.5, 120) [130.5, 141.5, 149.5] {160, 170.5, 181.5} cm/40.5 (43.75, 48) [52.25, 56.5, 59.75] {64, 68.25, 72.5} inches around the chest.


Shown in size 2 with 25 cm/10 inches of positive ease.


All SambaKnits garment patterns are #sizeinclusive up to at least a 150 cm/60 inches full bust circumference.


I hope you like it!

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