You know those magical moments where things just…come together? That’s the way Envined came into being, the result of three small sparks: the construction, the yarn, and the stitch pattern. As they fell into place, one by one, I couldn’t help but follow the thread to see where it would lead me.
The result? Trailing. Lightweight. Leafy. Long. Like the vegetation it’s named for, Envined is all of these things. It’s also the end product of a satisfying and simpler-than-it-looks knitting experience.
You begin with the vine-inspired lace border, engaging but repetitive enough to go light on the brainpower and shaped to taper into graceful points. Then you fly through the shawl body: short rows that are one hundred percent Garter Stitch without a wrap in sight. (That’s right…no wraps! None! Zero! Which makes it a great intro to short row shawls.) Bind off, and you have a versatile new accessory that’s a joy to wear and a cinch to style.
Lace border includes both written and charted instructions. Envined has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence.SIZE
Wingspan: 97” / 246.5 cm
Center Depth: 16” / 40.75 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking.YARN
676 yd / 618 m of fingering weight yarn (total includes a 15% buffer).
Shown in Kathryn Frank Fiber Arts Willow (80% Merino, 20% Silk; 400 yd / 366 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in RainshineNEEDLES
US 4 / 3.5 mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; 40” / 100 cm or longer circular needles are recommended to accommodate large number of stitchesNOTIONS
18 stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle; blocking wires are recommended to achieve a straight edge but are not requiredGAUGE
16 stitches and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter Stitch after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.TECHNIQUES
Yarn overs, double yarn overs, single and double decreases, German Twisted Cast On. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.Here’s how testers described Envined:
intuitive, fast, engaging, easy to knit (even the lace!), highly satisfying, gratifying to finish, clearly written and easy to follow, and a great way to knit a long scarf-style FO without having to knit a scarf ;)
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