Pattern Release: Kate


In June, I released Mary, the first pattern of my Swan Thieves collection, and September saw the second release, Beatrice. Now, late October is bringing you Kate. IMG_1747 IMG_1748 IMG_1749 IMG_1750 IMG_1751 IMG_1752 IMG_1754

The character of Kate Oliver from Elizabeth Kostova’s novel, The Swan Thieves, inspired this lightweight shawl. Kate is a crescent-shaped shawl worked top-down in simple garter stitch and ending with a simple lace pattern. It is designed to reflect Kate’s practical nature and determination to persevere against all obstacles.

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Kate calls for 350-400 yards of a fingering weight yarn. I used Stricken Smitten Smitten Merino Twist in Splendor. However, it appears that this yarn is no longer available. I would recommend using Tanis Fiber Arts either blue or purple label or Malabrigo sock instead. In fact, I intend to knit another Kate in at least one of those yarns.

You will need US size 4 (3.5mm) needles to make Kate.

Raveled here.

Pattern available for sale here.