Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Pattern: Frisson


by Brittany Wilson

Cold winter months can go on and on, seemingly without end, until that moment when hope is restored by trees and plants pushing out their leaves towards to early springtime sun. If you’re like me, you wait very impatiently for this sign that the warm months are just around the corner.

Frisson is that moment of excitement and joy that it will soon be time for sandals and sundresses. This lightweight bias shawl can even be knit as an advent calendar for spring; the lace sections grow and grow right along with your anticipation for the warmer months of the year. 

One Size

Width: 78 inches
Height: 13 inches


Handmaiden Fine Yarn [50/50 merino/silk; 546y/500m per 100g skein]; color: Berry; 1 skein

32” length-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle, or desired length for working a shawl.

Notions Required
tapestry needle


24 sts/48 rows = 4" in garter stitch, unblocked


Bind Off: The bind off for this pattern is done purlwise as follows: [P2Tog, slip stitch back to left-hand needle]- repeat until desired numbers of stitches are bound off. Be careful not to bind off to tightly, you will want some flexibility when blocking the shawl.

Brackets on Row 2 and other WS rows: (k1,p1) into double yo indicates that you will knit into the loop of the first yo and purl into the loop of the second yo. 


KimmyZ said...

I'm not really a "shawl person", but that's very cute. You definitely have talent.

Darla said...

Just started this, wish there were a chart.