• Beatriz

Hi! I hope you have been enjoying all our thursday's throwback patterns. Today I bring you the Truss Shawl. This pattern was the 'mother' of last month's release, the Truss Hat. And, to be completely honest, this design holds a dear spot in my heart. Sometimes when desiging things require quite a struggle to come together, and some other times, the stars align and everything flows smoothly. This shawl was one of those times.

This asymmetrical triangle shawl is knitted from the right corner to the opposite side. The lace chevron together with the super squishy garter sections makes this shawl a very interesting piece to go with any outfit.

This project is highly adaptable for other yarn weights and the pattern includes general directions if you prefer to use another yarn weight then DK. Please bear in mind that using different yarn weights will affect the final size of your piece and also your yardage requirements.

SIZE Approximately 220 cm (86 in) wingspan and 50 cm (20 in) depth

YARDAGE 750 m/820 yd of DK weight yarn

Sample shown in Lanabel artesanal 12/4 colorway 53

NEEDLES 5 mm/US 8 circular needle with cable long enough to accommodate all stitches comfortably, or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS & TOOLS blocking tools of your preference, tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers (optional)

GAUGE 14 st x 28 rows in 10 cm/4” in stockinette stitch.

Though gauge is not crucial for this project, changes in it will affect your yardage requirements and your final measurements.

I hope you like it!

  • Beatriz

Hello there! We are back here with another pattern throwback. Today we are going to talk about the Itaúnas Shawl.

Itaúnas is a small beach district in the region of Espírito Santo, Brazil, famous for its sand dunes. From the Tupi language, Itaúnas means black stone, because of the river that surrounded the main village. A beautiful and touristic place, the whole region is part of the Itaúnas State Park, and was declared a World Heritage Site in the early 90’s.

The Itaúnas Shawl is a squishy garter and cable DK weight shawl pattern, worked from the right corner to the opposite side. The cable pattern is easy to memorize and will fly off your needles in no time.

SIZE & YARDAGE 190 cm wingspan x 85 cm depth (76” x 34”) 900 yds (825 m) of DK weight yarn Sample shows Lanabel Lana Pura Super Sport colorway Arena 48

NEEDLES 5.5mm (US 9) circular needle with cable long enough to accomodate all stitches comfortably, or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS & TOOLS cable needle, scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle

GAUGE 14 sts x 23 rows in 10 cm (4”) in garter stitch after blocking Cable panel is 15 cm (6“) wide

Instructions for the cable panel are written and charted for your convenience. I hope you like it!

  • Beatriz

Hi everyone! Happy 2021! I know we are almost half-january into the year, but since this is my first post of this (hopefully) promissing year, I couldn't start any other way. I hope you all have had some lovely times during the holidays and that this year is already treating you with a little more kindness than the dreadful 2020.

Today I bring you, not our usually throwback pattern, but two!! The Lyon Blanket and the Bubble Gum blanket. So let's get started!

The Bubble Gum Blanket was designed in mid-2019, using some yarn that I brought with me from Brazil. I think you can also get it in Chile, but the sample was knitted using 2 skeins I had on my stash.

This blanket is knitted flat, from the bottom up, in a combination of lace and cables, making a very interesting result. Because the pattern comes in many sizes (security, stroller, receiving, toddler and crib) and is worked in worsted weight yarn (now Ravelry has it listed as DK), it grows fast making it a perfect option for gift knitting. This pattern is highly adaptable to other yarn weights.

And also, this shade of pink is one of my favourites! I think that if you want to take your knitting to the next level and learn cables and lace at the same time, this pattern is a great way to do so. There is no shaping involved, and if you are working the smallest size, it knits up in no time!

The other pattern, the Lyon Blanket, was developed as a gift for a couple of friends who were expecting their first baby. I love gift knitting, specially if it was something I designed myself. I knit a lot for me too (of course!), but there is only so many shawls and socks one can wear, right?

This Blanket was one of my very first desings, and I love the 3-dimensional effect the lace gives after it's finished and blocked. This too was worked with yarns I brought from Brazil (both this and the Bubble Gum's yarns were a gift from my aunt Cecila), and also from Cisne.

Because this was one of my first patterns, it didn't have the same layout as the others, so last week it was updated to match and improve readibility, as well as some few touches that we learn as we get a little more experience. And I am very happy to say it has been one of my most popular patterns!

I have always loved knitting for babies: little sweaters, little shoes and socks, or big blankets or even stuffed animals, they always bring me lots of joy!

And what about you? Do you like knitting baby patterns?