From shallow crescents to sweeping haps, shawls are one of Karie's favourite things to design and knit.
Inspired by Art Nouveau and the composer Alma Schindler-Mahler, Alma’s Song is a simple and elegant shawl knitted in rich jewel colours.
The crescent shawl is designed to showcase decadent, beautiful yarns using easily remembered stitch patterns and a striking looped edging.
The pattern includes charts, written instructions, construction notes, suggested size modifications including stitch counts and a hand-drawn schematic which also explains the anatomy of the shawl.
Mahy is a shawl inspired by the New Zealand author Margaret Mahy.
Using a traditional Shetland hap construction, Mahy is the very essence of immersive and mindful knitting. Choose a stunning yarn and discover an absorbing pattern.
This pattern is fully charted and is suitable for experienced knitters or adventurous intermediate knitters. The instructions include schematics, chart reading tips, advice on yarn substitution, and notes on construction.
Byatt is an asymmetrical shawl inspired by the English novelist A.S. Byatt.
Most of the shawl is knitted in garter stitch and it uses two skeins of hand-dyed 4ply sock yarn with a slip-stitch technique. Byatt is finished off with a lacy edge in the contrast colour and a picot cast-off. The pattern features a small cable, but a cable needle is optional.
The pattern is both charted and has written instructions. It is fully tech-edited, contains clear photos, and a section on how to modify the size of the shawl.
Proserpine is a half-circle shawl designed to showcase a stunning 4-ply/fingering-weight yarn.
Knitted mostly in easy stocking stitch, the shawl has small, beautiful lace sections that cleverly hide the increases.
Proserpine was inspired by 19th century English poet-artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his paintings of ancient myths.
The pattern is both charted and fully written out.
Frances Herself is an asymmetrical shawl inspired by the artist Frances Macdonald McNair.
Knitted mostly in soothing garter stitch, the shawl uses a delicate lace pattern to create bands of colour. The changing bands of colour showcase a stunning handdyed yarn.
The pattern includes tips on how to modify the size of the shawl and how to make good use of yardage. The pattern is both charted and has written instructions. It is fully tech-edited, contains clear photos, and a schematic.
Karise is knitted using just one skein of beautiful hand-dyed sock yarn. The stocking stitch section showcases the pretty yarn whilst the easy lace section flows organically from one shape to another.
This shawl is designed to be modular. That means each chart can be repeated as many times as you would like before starting the next chart. If you want to make a bigger shawl, simply repeat the charts more times. Please note you will need more yarn if you do so.