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April has been a month for publishing patterns here at Through the Loops. We started with a large square shawl called  Water Music, next up was a bottom-up yoked sweater named Beach Street Park, and then last week we introduced a cowl using Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend Fingering, called Rivington. Today I have one final pattern for you for the month  - Carthamus.


This delicate shawl comes in two sizes. The blue and brown version is a shawlette, perfect for draping over the shoulders.


The green and ivory version is an extra long scarf, good for looping around and around, or just one quick loop with long ends left hanging.


Carthamus begins with the lace border which is worked in one long strip. Then the work is turned 90 degrees and the garter stitch stripe is knit onto the live stitches along the top edge of the lace.


Both versions use two colors of Anzula Sebastian yarn. With Anzula's beautiful range of colors choosing which two to use will be the hardest part.



Size: Shawl (shown in blue & brown) [Long Scarf (shown in green & ivory)]

Finished Measurements: approx 64 [90]” wide x 13 [9.5]” deep

Yarn: Anzula Sebastian, 70% Merino / 30% Seacell, 395 yds (361 m) per skein
Color A: Shiitake [Au Natural] 1 skein Color B: Seabreeze [Key Lime] 1 skein

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) 32” circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 18 sts & 31 rows = 4”/10cm in garter st - blocked, always take the time to check gauge

Other Materials: stitch markers, tapestry needle

Price: $6.00 US

Thank you to my test knitters - Richelle, Kelly, Denise, Meri, Nadia, Jenn & Rosalina. And as always thank you to my good friend and tech editor Karen!


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Your two Carthamus, or shall I say Carthami are lovely. I like the unexpected combination of lace with the garter stitch.

Nice Kristin, you have been busy!

Love the design! Sophie is stunning with the Mona Lisa smile. Remember being 18 or 19? I am eager to check the Anzula at MSK in Fort Collins.
Thank you for the beautiful work.

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