May’s addition to the Canadian Art Deco Knits e-book is the Time is Money shawl. The name came both from the inspiration (a bank in Toront0) and the fact that this bias knit lace shawl takes quite a while to knit.
The building in question is the Bank of Nova Scotia on King Street in Toronto. I visited it almost two years ago when I was touring the city’s Art Deco gems. The bit of it that I turned into lace was this grille, between the main sets of doors on King Street:
It was a new challenge to design a rectangular shawl worked on the bias, but it was perfect for these regular geometric lines.
As usual I did samples in different weights. The rust sample is in the Classic Lace Weight from Shelridge Yarns. I used two skeins of Rust, about 80g in total. This lovely 100% wool yarn made a very light and delicate fabric.
The silver fingering weight sample is in Myrrah from Raventwist. I used two skeins of Slate. The pictures don’t show the full sheen of this 50% wool/50% silk blend, but I enjoyed every minute of knitting with it. It’s a luxurious wrap.
You can get the individual Time is Money pattern on Ravelry for $6 (USD).
The Canadian Art Deco Knits e-book is $25 (USD) and will include 12 different patterns by the end of 2015. As of this release, the e-book is now officially cheaper than the individual patterns in it!