Jane Elliott's patterns are for the unabashed knitter who simply
wants to create Not Just Plain Jane Knits.
When you see Jane Elliott's magnificent designs, you might ask "Will I be able to actually knit something so complex?" The answer -- You certainly will! Jane writes her patterns in exquisite detail. Jane's patterns are written to make her designs accessible to anyone who can read and execute basic knitting techniques. Every stitch is spelled out in every row. You simply follow the pattern row by row, and you end with a magnificent work of art.
There are a number of patterns out there, some knitted, some crocheted, all beautiful, that incorporate a swirl motif. These shrugs have been inspired by each of them. Jane Elliot's versions involve both crochet and knitting techniques. As the design evolved, Jane saw a resemblance to Van Gogh's "Starry Night" painting, and the shawl seemed to tell its name.
Technique: Knit and Crochet
Skill Level: Advanced, 10 pages
Additional Needle/Hook Size:
US 10 (6mm) DPN's, a 40" Circular for the lower ruffle (see chart for needle sizes), and a Size B, C, or D Crochet Hook
You Will Also Need:
56 Stitch Markers, smooth yarn in a contrasting color for "lifeline", and waste yarn
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