Knitted shawls and wraps

Alaïs Shawl

Alaïs Shawl

Alaïs by Judy Furlong

A Gothic Windows lace pattern adorns this shimmering little shawl.

"This capelet features a classic lace stitch which is surprisingly easy to knit," says Judy Furlong. "It forms its own scalloped edge at the cast-on edge - but be sure to use a stretchy cast-on method to allow this to happen."

The capelet is worked from the bottom up, decreasing in circumference gradually to the shoulders. "It is fairly gently shaped, so choose your size according to how you would like the garment to sit - a smaller size if you just want it to cover your shoulders, or a larger size if you would like more fabric to wrap yourself in for those chillier summer evenings," says Judy.

Gothic Vines Stole

Gothic Vines Stole

The Gothic Vines Stole, designed by Warren Agee, is a timeless piece you'll want to wear again and again. The lace patterns are beautifully defined by luxurious Camel-Hair.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

• approx 24" wide by 80" long (after blocking)

MATERIALS

• 7, 50 g (165 yd/150 m) balls Ornaghi Filati / Aurora Yarns Camel-Hair (50% baby alpaca, 40% Merino wool, 10% acrylic) color #108 Blue

• Size 6 US (4 mm) 24" circular needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Lace wrap

Lace wrap

Easy to knit and even easier to wear, you'll soon wonder how you ever lived without Mary Henderson's stunning shawl.

This versatile wrap is a real must- have. Pop it on top of your coat or pair it with a sweet spring dress for extra warmth and style.

YOU WILL NEED

■ Rowan, Creative Focus Worsted (75% wool, 25% alpaca, 100g/200m) 2 balls of Carmine (02055)

■ A pair of 6mm needles

■ 3 metal clasps

Meander Wrap

Meander Wrap

Meander by Nicki Merrall

Cocoon yourself in this cosy wrap, knitted in a soft and airy alpaca yarn which shows off the cables.

"The design for this wrap came after testing many double cable patterns," says Nicki Merrall. "I was curious about what would happen if the orientation of each pair of cables was random rather than planned. I tried tossing a coin, and whenever I threw 'heads' I worked a C4F, C4B, and 'tails' I worked C4B, C4F. The result is an interesting cable pattern - and of course, there are so many possible combinations of 'heads' and 'tails' that most people knitting this will create a unique wrap."

Fairy-Slipper Shrug

Fairy-Slipper Shrug

Everyone needs a shrug for those cool evenings after warm autumn days. Fairy-Slipper Shrug is a design from Kristen Hanley Cardozo worked in Willow Yarns’ Blossom, a worsted-weight Merino wool and silk blend. The wide Garter-stitch band, that turns into a collar, sets off the allover lacework body pattern of the jacket beautifully. Pair it with a dress (as shown here) or with a cami and jeans.

SIZES: Shrug is sized to fit Women’s Small-Medium (Large-X-Large, XX- Large-XXX-Large).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Width 261/2 (281/2, 321/4)"