One of the things that I wanted to do in taking pictures of the Père Lachaise shawl was to try to recapture the feeling that I had when I was at the cemetery. It was a fairly warm and humid summer’s day. The cemetery has lots of large older trees and there was a breeze making the leaves rustle. It was very lush and peaceful. This small cemetery near my home is as close a match as I was going to find.
This shawl can be knit in 3 different sizes: small, medium and large. The finished size of your item depends on what weight you work it in. I’ve got samples to give you some ideas of what yarn you might want to use.
This first shawl is the sport weight medium version, which used just over 750 yards (690 m) of Indigodragonfly Octobaa in the “Don’t Blink” colourway. It’s quite a generous size and is a nice cozy shawl.
Next is the small size knit in fingering weight: Yvieknits Cash Sock in Blackberry. It took about 425 yards (386 m). I was a little nervous about yardage right up until the end, but I knit this at a very loose gauge. It’s just right for covering your shoulders or tucking around your neck.
These last two pictures are of the large size knit in Indigodragonfly Merino Single Lace in the Tardis colourway. It came out about the same size as the medium sport weight version, but it’s delicate, light and airy.
I’ve put the pattern up for sale on Ravelry, but only the first few pages (yardage & notes) are available until June 28th. That’s when I’ll put the whole pattern up for sale so that we can all start the Tour de France knit along (KAL) on June 29th!
This shawl is on sale at $4 US until the end of July, when it’ll go up to the usual $6 US.