Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Celebration Shawl

I designed Celebration while going for daily radiation treatments for breast cancer. The name came about because I am celebrating my freedom to move beyond the daily radiation treatments and just celebrate my life as a cancer free, breast cancer survivor. This shawl, with it’s touch of beads is ‘just enough’ to make me feel very feminine again. Which all breast cancer survivors need to feel.

Fingering Weight Yarn 
(201) Beads Size 6/0- optional 
Stitch Markers 
Darning Needle

  I designed this shawl a little different.  The bottom border begins with just 13 stitches, and the border is totally knit, then you pick up the stitches along one side and begin the lace design.  After the lace design is completed then the top is garter stitch short rows. 

Small Shawl
Center back 14 1/2 inches.
Tip to tip is 56 inches.
Fingering Weight Yarn:  750 - 875 yards
Needles Used:
• US 6 (4mm) circular 32"
Optional Needles:
• US 6 (4mm) double point set - for bottom border• US 7 (4.5mm) double point - only for bind off
• 2 inches, stockinette = Approximately 12 stitches and 16 rows

This is the store sample at Smoky Mountain Spinnery
in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Large Shawl 
Center back 21 inches. 
Tip to tip is 69 inches. 
Fingering Weight Yarn: 850 - 950 yards 
Needles Used: 
• US 8 (5mm) circular 32” 
Optional Needles: 
• US 8 (5mm) double point set – for bottom border 
• US 9 (5.5mm) double point – only for bind off 
• 2 inches, stockinette = Approximately 10 stitches and 14 rows

The pattern is available on Ravelry, or Etsy.
Smoky Mountain Spinnery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee also has printed copies of the pattern available for purchase in their yarn shop.