Knits Gifts 2018: Geo-Snow Shawl

I love knitting lace, but sometime I want my lace to be less lacey. Super lacey shawls can easily become overdramatic and costumey. Huge gossamer shawls usually make me feel like Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, who I wouldn’t exactly call a style hero; those shawls tend to end up decorating my shawl rack rather than being worn. Patterns for beautiful, yet wearable, shawls can be challenging to find. Fortunately, Interweave Knits Gifts 2018 has some splendid shawls that won’t make you look like an unhinged jilted spinster.

The Geo-snow Shawl is a great example of a wearable shawl. “I wanted to design something that could easily go to any holiday event, from casual to evening,” says designer Anne Jones. “The crisp, non-fussy, geometric design of this shawl makes it appealing and easy to pair with any fashion statement.” This shawl has a lace pattern that is more bold and graphic than soft and romantic; it has a modern look that’s easy to wear. The triangular shape is perfect for throwing on over a cardigan for a little extra warmth in the office or draping elegantly over a little black dress for the company party. It’s a shawl you’ll wear with pride instead of admiring it hanging in your closet.

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Pattern Details


DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 70″ wide and 35″ deep.

YARN Cascade Yarns Llamerino (50% baby llama, 50% merino wool; 291 yd
[267 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #05 silver, 3 skeins.

NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): 36″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); tapestry needle.

GAUGE 16 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in lace patt.

Knits Gifts 2018: Make Your Way to Christmas

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