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.
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.
Pattern available for sale here.