So excited to announce that I published my first pattern, Folha Luz, today! It being my first design, I am hoping that not only will people like it, but that it will be a fun knit to boot. I know that I loved knitting it up and have been wearing it every chance I get – it’s so soft and cozy in the gorgeous Fiberphile Merino Cashmere Sock!
Here are some of the specs for the shawlette:
Folha Luz means Light Leaf in Portuguese. As I began knitting up this shawlette I had in mind leaves flowing up from a base of ruffles but when I finished I kept seeing candle flames with long wicks. As leaves are dependent on light to survive, I thought the name Folha Luz was more than appropriate for this pattern.
The shawlette is knit in a heavy fingering weight yarn from the bottom up so every row you knit gets smaller and smaller as you go. Although it is a quick knit and is mostly composed of garter stitch, Folha Luz has a lot of elements at play during any one row so you will never be bored with it! It is a perfect accessory to layer on during the Winter months and to keep you warm on chilly Spring and Fall days.
Pattern includes 5 pages of written instruction and one chart, a schematic to make knitting the shawl easier, and tips on how to cast on, cast off and block. It has been extensively test knit (thank you to my wonderful test knitters!) and edited.
Small: 67” x 7.75” shown in Cranberry Bog
Large: 70” x 8.5” shown in Winter Rye
Fiberphile Merino Cashmere Sock 1(2) skeins or any other fingering weight yarn 400(500) yds
Note: although the small size used only one 375yd skein, I only had a few yards left after bind off using a heavy skein
US6 (4mm) circular needle, 24″ or larger
Stitch markers 9(12), locking stitch markers, tapestry needle, cable needle
6 st/7 rows in 1” of garter stitch (gauge is not important for this pattern, but it may change the size of the shawlette and the amount of yarn needed)
Although the shawlette is mostly garter stitch, it is definitely not boring as there are multiple elements going on at any one row. The small is great for single skeins of sock yarn and the large is the perfect size to keep you warm on colder nights. I’m looking forward to seeing other projects made in different colors and yarns!
And if you like the design, be sure to vote for me in the Fiberphile Design Contest by clicking the Love button on my entry post!