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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Toby Roxanne


A wide triangular shawl worked from the top down, the Castalia shawl features an undulating border worked in a contrasting color. Designed by Toby Roxane, this pattern includes both charted and written instructions 
Finished Measurements: 60" [152.5 cm] across, 19" [48 cm] deep at center 
Yarn: Serenity 20 [70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon: 400 yds/100 g] 
Needles: size US 6 [4mm] circular needle, 24" [60 cm] or longer 
Gauge: 21 sts and 36 rows = 4" [10 cm] over stockinette stitch, after blocking
Toby Roxanne has designed some amazing shawls for Zen Yarn Garden. These patterns are exclusive to Zen for the next three months and then they will be available for purchase on Ravelry or on Toby Roxanne's website.

We will have the patterns in the store next week. They will be available with the purchase of any of the Zen Serenity yarns - Serenity 20, Serenity Single or Serenity Glitter.

If you want the colours that are pictures, the kits will be available mid-May. You need to order by the beginning of April.

For information about Toby Roxanne to and see more of her patterns, visit her website....

Thank you to Gale Zucker for the amazing photos!!

Have you ever wished for a pop of undulating whimsy in an otherwise mundane day? Castalia is certain to please; with her triangle construction and lace-patterned border in a vibrant contrast hue, she's ready to bring a smile to your face with her comforting song. Just the thing for adding personality to your workday wardrobe, Castalia will keep you mesmerized both on the needles and off. Quirky enough to be memorable yet versatile enough to be wearable, Castalia is a great everyday piece to keep the ocean nearby whenever you might wish. 


A semi­circular shawl worked from the top down, the Caliadne shawl features gradient stripes worked in a contrasting color. Designed by Toby Roxane, this pattern includes written instructions. 
Finished Measurements: 44" [112 cm] across, 14 ½" [37 cm] deep at center 
Yarn: Serenity Glitter Sock [80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Sparkling Nylon: 400 yards/100 g] 
Needles: size US 6 [4mm] circular needle, 24" [60 cm] or longer  
Gauge: 21 sts and 36 rows = 4" [10 cm] over stockinette stitch, after blocking
Reminiscent of a watery home, the simple waves of Caliadne are sure to enwrap you in the ocean's splendor wherever your land-bound adventures may take you! This shawl's contrasting stripes create depth and a sense of unending beauty when coiled upon itself. Elegant in its simplicity, Caliadne is great for beginners who are ready to take the plunge into medium sized projects. It's a piece versatile enough to be worn day and night, and pink enough to soften the edges of your business casual wardrobe without taking you into the realm of cotton candy.  


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