DESIGNER: Kieran Foley from Knit/Lab
“I loved color and pattern as a child, and spent a lot of time doodling, drawing, and painting. I learned stranded knitting at home at an early age and went on to study textile design at the National College of Art in Dublin, Ireland (1983-87). At the time students were encouraged to keep a notebook to sketch ideas, and to collect postcards and cuttings for inspiration.”
It was an honour and a great pleasure to collaborate with Kieran on the Swimming Pool shawl that he designed with my Love Story yarn in mind. Swimming pools have a special place in the Icelandic culture: they serve as meeting points of sorts, where people from all walks of life meet and discuss politics, gossip and the weather. Each swimming pool has its own character and Icelanders are constantly trying new pools looking for the ultimate swimming pool.
Size: one size – a slightly skewed rectangle, approximately 65in/165cm by 20in/51cm
Gauge: approximately 18 sts and 28 rows = 4ins/10cm in Stocking Stitch
Wool: Love Story Einband from Hélène Magnússon, pure new wool (100% Icelandic lambswool), fine lace weight, 1 ply, 25 g skein = 225 m / 246 yds
Total yardage: 756 m / 827 yds
Show in Glacier turquoise
Needles: 3,5 mm / US 4
Notions: darning needle, markers (optional), blocking board, pins and/or blocking wires.
Techniques: elongated sts, lace
Kit: the kit contains an Hélène Magnússon project bag and enough wool to complete the shawl. If the option “with pattern” is chosen, the kit also includes the pattern PDF in English, French and Icelandic sent by mail. Shipping costs are not included
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