Introduction to Chiti’s Solace

August 31, 20210

This is the first pattern in the Colors of Lumin Collection, a special knit pattern collection that complements my second novel, Ocularum. This collection will release along with Ocularum. If you want to knit Chiti’s Solace, join my mailing list for release announcements, as well as special offers to receive the entire pattern collection for free upon pre-order of Ocularum!

Chiti’s Solace is a large shawl knit in a luxurious wool, silk, cashmere blend. Because it’s all knit in the round, there is very little purling, and large swaths are just knit stitches. The oval shape is easier to wear than a pi shawl, and the eyelet increases on the bottom create a lovely flare at the back. You don’t have to compromise between a big shawl and a flattering shaping! This shawl works great with gradients. Pair back-to-back gradients for extra color change or pick one stunning color to work the entire piece.

DIMENSIONS

94” (239cm) tip to tip, 35” (89cm) wide at the widest.

YARN

1300 yards (1190m) of fingering weight yarn in a wool, silk, cashmere blend, or other blend with extra drape.

Sample was knit with The Blue Brick Stratford Silk Gradient in Bloom color way. The sample used one 800 yard (732m) skein and one 500 yard (457m) skein of the same color way. Any heavy fingering with good drape should work.

NEEDLES

US Size 6 (4.00mm) interchangeable needles. Two sets, one with a 60” (152cm) cord.

NOTIONS

  • 12 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • blocking materials

GAUGE

16 stitches by 36 stitches per 4” (10cm)

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