Welcome back to “Free Pattern Friday”, a fresh new free pattern every week!
A wrap is a mighty handy thing to have these days, especially if it’s light, soft and airy and worked in the pale, promising colors of spring. It’s perfect for tossing around shoulders in a chilly restaurant or outdoors in the evening while we wait for summer to arrive. (It would also be lovely in fall and winter… there’s plenty of fabric to swathe your neck during the cooler months.)
I’ve had a thing for chevrons recently. I love their fluid movement and the energy they produce in fabric. They remind me of the exciting geometric patterned textiles of Sonia Delaunay, Orphism, and the reckless time between the wars. Marcelle is a little tamer, a glimpse of that time viewed through a long lens.
If you’re new to knitting shawls, you might find this pattern interesting. Using a shaping strategy that increases 3 stitches at each end of every right side row, Marcelle becomes a very elongated semi-circle. This yields longer pointy ends so the shawl can be draped over shoulders or wrapped around the neck, cowl-style, with lots of ‘end’ to hold her in place. You won’t need a shawl pin and there won’t be a whole lot of fabric hanging down in back.
I’ve started a Free Pattern Friday Ravelry group where you can post your comments, chat, feedback, modifications and suggestions. I hope to see you there! These patterns are printable… click the “Print” button in the lower corner inside the pattern border. They are free for charity and personal use but not for distribution. Please link back to http://littlechurchknits.com whenever possible. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Happy knitting, everyone!
And, for goodness sake! Don’t forget to check out my two new sock patterns, MAYPOLE and POPPA! They’re available on Ravelry starting today AND for this weekend only, buy Maypole, get Poppa FREE! Use the coupon code MAYPOLE2. Though this coupon code process has proven to be somewhat cumbersome, here are the steps that Ravelry advises I pass on to you:
1. There are two options on your pattern page, ‘buy now’ and ‘add to cart’. Click ‘add to cart’ on each pattern page.
2. Click the cart tab up at the top, which is the little tab with a number (2 if they have added both patterns) and a yarn ball
3. Click “use coupon code” on that page to enter their code.
4. Proceed with their transaction as usual.