Canadian Art Deco Knits: Marine Building Shawl

Another month is almost upon us, which means it’s time for a new pattern in my Canadian Art Deco Knits e-book. The Marine Building Shawl is the sixth pattern. This crescent-shaped shawlette can be worked in any yarn from fingering up to sport or worsted weight. It’s reversible, like the Cormier Grille pattern from January.

Marine Building Shawl by Natalie Servant

The Marine Building is a stunning building in Vancouver. It is my favourite Canadian Art Deco building. It has terra cotta, ceramic tiles, intricate woodwork, and gorgeous elevator doors. There is so much detail and decoration to this building that I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to work with. In the end, it’s the small diamond-shaped details above the front entrance that drew me in.

Marine Building entrance, (c) Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose

Marine Building entrance, (c) Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose

I’ve wanted to make a kind of a sibling to my Strand of Pearls shawl for a while – a side-to-side shawlette. I also knew that I wanted to use the same approach I used in January’s lace pattern to make the whole shawl reversible. I just love the way that the different sections of stockinette and reverse stockinette catch the light to highlight the pattern.

The fingering weight version was made with almost a full skein of Riverside Studio Merino Sock in Nat’s Gold.

Marine Building Shawl, fingering weight, by Natalie Servant

The more robust sport weight version was made with two skeins of Raventwist Deva in Slate. Deva is 100% Superwash Merino, 245 yards in 4oz/115g. I used 1.75 skeins (around 430yd/400m).

Marine Building Shawl in Raventwist Deva (Slate) by Natalie Servant

You can get the individual Marine Building Shawl pattern on Ravelry for $5 (USD).

Canadian Art Deco Knits by Natalie Servant

The Canadian Art Deco Knits e-book is $25 (USD) and will include 12 different patterns by the end of 2015.


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