Olives in November
By Kirsten Kapur
Now also available in a kit!
"While those of us who live in the US are celebrating Thanksgiving, the olive harvest is underway in Italy. I love the way these events are connected by a shared spirit of peace, family and friends. When I thought about the motifs for this shawl I imagined a beautiful olive grove under a starlit November sky."
Olives in November is a curved, triangular shawl, worked from one narrow point outward. Alternating panels of slipped stitches and lace adorn the body of the shawl followed by a narrow, edging that is worked around all three sides.
Both charts and line by line written instructions are given for the stitch patterns.
Fingering / 4 ply Our version is knit using Lain'amouree Aphrodite in the colours 'Un detour dans la Foret interdite' and 'Charles'.
(we used 1 skein of each of the colour and wound up using 65g of the main colour ('Un detour dans la Foret interdite) 'and 83g of the cc (Lancer un voeu dans la boue lactée) on a 3.75mm needle to get gauge.
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm (our sample was knit on 3.75mm)
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
One size 24” (61 cm) deep x 88” (224 cm) wide across curved top edge.