Last week I talked about the Simple Shapes Fine Art & Fine Lace brochure by Sarah Hatton.
Today I want to show you my Kohatu from this brochure.
It is an easy knit and you will learn to knit a stunning garter stitch shawl.
This shawl is knitted from bottom to top and the only difficulty occurring may be the amount of stitches you have to cast on. But is there anyone who does’t like a challenge now and then?
The second thing you will learn knitting this shawl is short-row shaping. The curve of the shawl is done with short rows, after a row of easy * k2tog, yo, is knitted.
You are finishing the curve with another eyelet row. Next you are knitting “dots” using garter stitch. Every “dot” is also created using short rows. You are finishing these “row of dots” with another eyelet row and are creating the wavy appearance of the lace in one step. This technique is simple and you are knitting a lovely shawl, ready to wear in a short space of time.
Sarah Hatton designed Kohatu in the new pink shade Otter 002 of Rowan Fine Art. I used 2 skeins of shade Elm 309, which I found in my stash. (In fact I always have some Fine Art in my stash! you never know, right?)
Here is the result:
I love this shade Elm and I think it fits well with this pattern.
And here is a close shot of this lovely and easy pattern. You can clearly see the eyelet rows divided by the “dots” created by short-rows.
And it is already given away to my mother!