Originally created for the Knitculture Studio Club, Avebury is now available to everyone. This lovely shawl combines large eyelets and ribs for a shawl that has a lot of interest without being overly fussy. The combination of ribs and eyelets also creates a shawl that is reversible. Avebury is worked from the top edge, increasing downward and outward. The bottom edge is finished with a sweet picot bind off.
I worked the original design in scrumptious Alchemy Silk Purse, in a gorgeous shade of teal, Cambodia Blue. I have found this color very difficult to represent in photos, in reality it is much greener than my photos show. Unfortunately if I used my current photo editing software to make the shawl greener, my kind model Izzy (with her wrinkly, wrinkly shirt) would look as if she had eaten a bad piece of seafood. As her mom I'd rather see the rosy, healthy glow she has with the bluer shawl.
The photo above, which shows the shawl worn on the reverse side, is a slightly more accurate representation of the color, but still does not do it justice.
Other yarn options for this shawl are Malabrigo Silky Merino & Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend. I also think it would be beautiful in handspun yarn or a beautiful tweed like The Fibre Company's Acadia. There are lots more photos on the Ravelry pattern page, including quite a few taken by the good people at Knitculture.
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: 60 wide x 24 deep
Yarn: Alchemy Silk Purse; 100 % Silk; 163 yds/150 m per 50g hank; Color: 166w - Cambodia Blue; 3 hanks
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) straight circular needles or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 16 sts & 25 rows = 4”/10cm in (k2, p4) rib - blocked, always take the time to check gauge
Other Materials: 5 stitch markers, tapestry needle