Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sleeping Draught Shawl knitting pattern.

circular pi shawl lace weight
Sleeping Draught Shawl  is the first release in a series of patterns inspired by Potions from the Harry Potter universe. You already know that I'm a big Harry Potter fan right? Remember... I'm playing in the Harry Potter knit and crochet house cup on Ravelry.

Knitting up this shawl is relaxing enough to fight insomnia the following night. It's knitted mostly in stockinette with eyelets on increase rows and an easy lace edging with lovely leaves. Knitted up at a very loose gauge and in lace weight yarn this shawl will stay with you all summer.

My sample was made in Katia Jaipur, a very soft cotton yarn that comes in fabulous colorways. Of course you may knit it in any lace weight yarn.

blue knitted leaf
If you have a Ravelry account you can get your copy from the pattern page. Use coupon code POTIONS1 and get 20% off (coupon is only for this pattern) if you buy your copy before April 30, 2013.

No Ravelry account? You can still get it using this button and buy a copy for $5.50


Now it's time for the less romantic technical info...

sleping draght shawl worn
Skill level: easy.

Techniques: knit/purl in the round, eyelets, increase/decrease.

Yarn: Any lace weight yarn.
Color 1: 1200 yards
Color 2: 300 yards

Gauge: 17 stitches x 22 rows = 4" in stockinette, blocked.

Size: Diameter once blocked is about 58-60".

If size is very important to you, make sure you block your swatch.

Tools: Size US 8 / 5 mm DPNs and circular needle (29 or 32"); tapestry needle; scissors; 24 stitch markers (23 + 1 different).