In Quillful, swirling lace flows seamlessly into elegant ribbing, all set off by a delicate little border. Its inspiration comes from peacock feathers, with their blend of graceful curves and sturdy lines. Together, Quillful’s feather and rib motifs create a piece that’s dainty and substantial and maybe just a touch whimsical.
Designed to showcase silk blends in particular, Quillful will play nicely with any fiber that can be firmly blocked. Choose your favorite solid or tonal to keep the lace pattern front and center, or try a little speckling or gentle variegation for a different look. The pattern also includes a note about adjusting length, which is simple to do.
Quillful is knit in two halves and grafted together in the middle, resulting in a perfectly symmetrical accessory. Detailed grafting instructions (declared to be “unique and very, very useful” by one test knitter) are provided in the pattern as well as its linked resources.
Lace is both written and charted, and Quillful has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence.
P.S. There's also a cowl version
Length: 91” / 231 cm
Width: 17.5” / 44.5 cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking. Wrap will shrink some with wear.YARN
Approximately 1311 yd / 1199 m of fingering weight yarn. Total includes a 15% buffer. Pattern includes a note about altering the size to accommodate different put-ups.
Shown in Blue Skin Yarns Estel (50% Merino, 50% Silk; 437 yd / 400 m per 100 g / 3.53 oz skein) in Sun on SeaNEEDLES
US 3 / 3.25 mm 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needles, or needles of choice for working flat, or size needed to obtain gauge
Second set of needles in the same size or one size smaller, for graftingNOTIONS
Waste yarn or spare cable to hold 99 live stitches, 1 stitch marker, 5 additional markers (optional), lifeline yarn (optional), tapestry needle
Blocking wires are highly recommended to achieve a straight edge but are not required.GAUGE
26 stitches and 31 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after firm blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.TECHNIQUES
Single and double decreases, yarn overs, twisted stitches, grafting (thoroughly explained in pattern). Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.Here’s how testers described knitting Quillful:
meditative, relaxing, interesting, graceful, eye-catching, addictive, inspiring, beautiful, engrossing, breezy, pleasant, and refreshing.
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