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Cladonia Shawl

Thank you for all of your kind birthday wishes and your enthusiastic support of my birthday/bloggiversary sale. The sale ended on Sunday the 24th, the 5th anniversary of Through the Loops. It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years already.

As promised with the teaser photo in my last post, I'm introducing my new pattern Cladoina.

Cladonia Collage
Cladonia is a semicircular shawl pattern worked in stockinette with a delicate lace border. This shawl was born because I am too weak to choose only one color from the outstanding range available in Tosh Merino Light.

For the first iteration of Cladonia I worked the stockinette body in a two color stripe and finished it with a solid border and a contrasting looped edging. The second time around I dug through my stash for a hank of merino/silk fingering weight yarn that I kettle dyed years ago. I've been waiting for the right project for this decadently soft yarn. Drapey neck-wear seemed just the thing. The only challenge will be prying it off of Sofie's neck.

The pattern contains both charted and written instructions for the lace border. It is worked in one piece from the top edge, increasing in size to the bottom looped edging.

You can see lots more photos on my Facebook page, on Ravelry or on Flickr.

Cladonia 11


Size: One Size

Finished Measurements: 52” across top edge, 19” from top edge to bottom at center

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% Superwash Merino, 420 yards/384m per 100 g skein,
MC: Clover, 1 skein (the sample project used 74g)
CC: Grasshopper, 1 skein (the sample project used 50g)

To make the solid version of the shawl you'll need between 530 & 550 yards of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 32” circular needle or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 17 sts & 31 rows in stockinette - blocked, always take the time to check gauge

Other Materials: Scrap Yarn, 17 Place Markers (PM), tapestry needle

Price: $6.00 US

Solid Cladona 2
Thank you to my amazing test knitters: Beverly , Karen & Julie

Off to pack now for the Loopy Ewe Spring Fling. I'll be teaching two classes - Triangular Shawl Design and Colorwork. If you're going be sure to say 'hello'.



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Love the design and want to cast on NOW, but Ravelry's paypal checkout function is not working for me today. Poooh.

I love your two color shawls. First Ulmus and now this one. Oh boy.

I adore the single color version! thank you.

Gorgeous!! :-)

What a beauidul design!

Ugh, I love the Tosh, but it is seriously like a drug. I've managed to accumulate a hoard of it over the past three months.

On the one hand, this means I can at least stash dive to make your shawl :)

Truly gorgeous shawls, both colorways.

Pretty, I love the shades, fresh for Spring/Summer

As always, the details are just spectacular. I love how there is plenty of detail and "thinking knitting" with a balance of stockinette too.

This is so pretty! Did you make up the stitch pattern yourself?

Oh my word...this has all the elements of my current obsessions: stripes, dainty lace, two-colors and a madcap bind-off! Ok, twist my arm...I'm making this!

Just finished binding-off. It turned out beautiful! Thank you so much!

Is there another way to purchase your lovely shawl? I do not buy through Ravelry. I can do a Paypal directly to you. Thanks

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