Sunday, February 25, 2018

Curtain Call

I'm so thrilled to share with you my latest pattern, a collaboration with the fine fellas at Leading Men Fiber Arts. They generously provided a skein of their Diva merino/silk base and sent me spiraling into a nostalgic fog of high school theatre memories. I took inspiration from that iconic red velvet curtain that graces so many stages. Diva's silk content contributes just the right amount of sheen and depth to give it that velveteen appearance, and its lovely drape calls to mind the folds of fabric cascading down in front of the scenery and pooling at the actors' feet.

Curtain Call

Beginning at the top center, this shawl slowly unfolds into two side panels with a larger vertical panel in the middle. The pattern primarily utilizes charts, but the lace is fairly easily memorized after a couple repeats. It's also quite easy to adjust the overall size by simply working more or fewer repeats of the lace pattern, so feel free to make it your own!

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One size, easily adjusted

Span: 60 inches
Height at center: 20 inches

Fingering weight yarn, approximately 600yds/549m
Leading Men Fiber Arts Diva [80% merino, 20% silk; 600yds/549m per 150g skein]; color: Out Damn Spot!; 1 skein
US #3/3.25mm circular needle
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE (after blocking)
23 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in lace pattern

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