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Unsinkable is the result of a collaboration between Anne Podlesak of Wooly Wonka Fibers and myself. We were talking about strong women in history and Margaret "Molly" Brown came up. I was born on the 50th anniversary of the Titanic disaster - the iceberg was hit at 11:40 pm on the 14th of April (my birthday) and sank in the wee hours of the 15th. As a result I have always been fascinated by all things Titanic. Since both the Titanic and I confront big anniversaries this month it seemed appropriate to design a pattern to commemorate the events of April 14-15, 1912 and honor Margaret Brown.

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Anne sent the perfect yarn for the design. We were thinking about the cold North Atlantic and icebergs when we discussed the design and color. I think she nailed it when she combined an icy soft blue/green color with her Avianrhod Sock yarn which has a delicate metallic thread that gives just the right amount of shimmer. An added bonus is that this yarn is delightfully soft. This was my first time using a yarn with a metallic thread and I was very surprised at how soft it is. I honestly worried that it would be itchy but it is not. Not at all.

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My goal with this design was to choose a stitch pattern that gave the impression of a wildly churning sea. After a fair amount of swatching I think this one fits the bill. The lace border is knit first, then the body is worked with short rows in stockinette. The pattern contains both charts and written instructions for the stitch pattern and instrucitons are given for working short rows.

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Finished Measurements: 78” wide x 10” deep

Yarn: Wooly Wonka Fibers Avianrhod Sock, 75% Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 5% glitter; 425 yards/389m per skein, color: Iceberg, 1 skein

Needles: US 8 (5mm)  or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 15 sts & 27 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette, blocked, always take the time to check gauge

Other Materials: 10 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Anne is offering kits with with pattern and yarn. But you can also purchase the pattern here or on Ravelry from me and enter the coupon code on the pattern to have the cost of the pattern deducted from the kit if you decide to purchase it from her later.

Price: $6.00 US

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Comments

Wow- that is gorgeous!

another beauty! My queue should have an all-TTL sub queue! (I wish I'd finish something so I could cast on for this one right away, though)

Wow! The kit is already SOLD OUT!

So glad I was able to purchase my kit! I am currently on my 2nd repeat of chart 2 on Hamamelis and LOVE knitting it!

Beautiful. The yarn/pattern combo is perfect. :)

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Could you post any photos of the whole scarf/shawl? It looks lovely, but I'd like to get a better sense of the entire piece.

LOVE the lace pattern! I think you captured the churning waves perfectly. And the yarn is lovely.

Love love love! I just placed an order for this kit. Thank you very much for the free shipping - even to Canada! I am obsessed with everything Titanic and the moment I saw this (via an ad on Ravelry) I knew I MUST have it. The lace looks like a churning sea and yarn looks very iceberg-y indeed.

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