Friday, February 13, 2015

Russian Hills Shawl

Ruth Garcia-Alcantud has a new pattern out (Russian Hills Shawl) and it is fabulous. I sent her a message on Ravelry and she gave me the go ahead to share her pictures.

Lynda, if you are reading this, the yarn is coming to you next week to make this.

Purchase the pattern on Ravelry...
Living in the Bay Area, I’ve discovered many places in a very short time! Russian Hills is a neighborhood in San Francisco, with steep hills, charming side streets and a vibrant, colorful attitude. 
The Russian Hills Shawl aims to recreate those hills with careful lace that mimics mountains and sidesteps. 
This edging is worked first and goes so quickly because of its visible lace patterning. Later on, we pick up for the body and use garter and stockinette as a blank slate to wear around the body, letting the lace do the talking! 
Inside the pattern you will find the Chart and Written Instructions, notes on how to modify the shawl to your yardage and a comprehensive abbreviation list to ensure you don’t get lost in Russian Hills. As always, the pattern has been tested and through the eyes of a technical editor. 
Finished Sizes 
58” wide (at inner edge), 80” wide (at outer edge), 18.5” tall centre spine 
Mrs Crosby, Hat Box (75% Superwash Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 317 yds per 100 g skein) 
2 skeins in shade African Grey 
Knitting Needles 
US 7 / 4.5mm needles

The hardest part is picking the colour of Mrs. Crosby Hat Box that I want to have the shawl knit in. If you were to make the shawl, which colour would you choose??


Seajaes said...

To be safe A shade of grey. Or just to be bold bright orange.

Donna Burton said...

oooohh so pretty, how about either French Chambray or Creme Fraiche??

Donna J Burton

Lois Evensen said...


Happy Valentine's Day!