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Stheno Shawl

Stheno 2
It seems as if every year, a few days to a week after Labor day, bang, we get a cold snap. I guess it's nature's way of telling us it's time to unpack the wool. As I sit here writing this I'm wearing a pair of hand-knit socks and a hand-spun shawl. My hands are cold, so I'm thinking about digging out a pair of mitts. Craziness. Next week we will, no doubt, have a 90 degree day. For now though it seems like a good time to show you my newest pattern, the Stheno Shawl.

  Stheno Close

Worked in Studio June Yarns Super Cash Sock, this rectangular shawl combines lace and gently curving cables for the body. Both the cables and lace are simple enough to memorize once you get going, while still having enough complexity to hold your interest. The stitch patterns give the long sides a pretty, scalloped edge. Stheno is started with a provisional cast on, once the body has been completed, the borders are knit onto the live stitches at each end.

Stheno Ad 1

See that smiling face there? She and her sister started their senior year in high school this morning. I really have no idea how we've gotten to this point already. It doesn't seem that long ago that my eyes filled with tears as I dropped them off for their first day of kindergarten.

First Day of School

Izzy, Anders (starting 2nd grade), Sofie

Sorry for the reminiscing. Back to Stheno. Details follow.

  Stheno Shawl 2

Stheno Shawl

Size: S, M, L (shown in size M)

Finished Measurements: 13[19, 24.5]” wide by 68” Long

Yarn: Studio June Yarn Super Cash Sock, 80% Superwash Merino / 10% Cashmere /10% Nylon, 435 yards per 100g skein, Color: Deep Tangerine, 2 [2, 3] skeins - note that for size M very little yarn was left. It may be helpful to have an extra skein on hand in case you run out.

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

Gauge: 22 sts & 24 rows in Stheno Lace pattern- blocked, always take the time to check gauge

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

Price: $6.00    

Both charts and written instructions are included for the stitch patterns.

A big thank you to my test knitters - Karen, Maria, Jill, Vera & Jody 


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ok, ok - the pic of them starting 2nd grade and kindergarten almost made me cry - where does the time go?!

I love this shawl pattern and can't wait to finish mine so I can be wrapped in yummy leaves and cables too! congrats

gah! they are so so cute. the girls seem so excited, anders is more "yeah been there done that."

and i love the shawl. love the color.

The shawl is lovely...hitting LYS this weekend, maybe I'll see something...hmmm. The kids, well, just lovely too...I'm sure your son would love to hear that ;) yeah to you for raising such talented kiddos.

You are designing things faster than I can knit them! Another beauty!

It's crazy how quickly they grow. Still pretty adorable, tho. ; ) Beautiful new shawl!

What a gorgeous shawl! Queueing that one tout de suite.

I was just looking at a similar photo of my three last night! How the time flies.

Lovely pattern and I love the color.

So pretty! I'm just loving that orange, its my favorite shade of orange. Totally makes me happy that were entering the holiday season.

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

Thanks for that wonderful nostalgia-interruption! Enjoy this year. You already know it will be a whirlwind. . . (Beautiful shawl. Another winner!)

this is beautiful, k. i love the color and the shawl is perfect for that crisp fall weather! love that photo of the kids. so cute! time flies, doesn't it?

Memory Lane is just fine; it's that time of year. Along with Halloween, Christmas Eve, etc.!

It's gorgeous! I love the colour.

...and I can relate to the cold snap you experienced. Two days of cool weather and I had already broken out the hand knits. The temperature has soared this week and I can't even believe I was that cold :)

That is such a sweet photo of the 3 of them. Makes me a little teary eyed.

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