Berry Crumble Shawl - A Pattern By Xandy Peters
This listing is for a digital copy of the Berry Crumble pattern by Xandy Peters.
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
The colors in this shawl are inspired by a berry crumble that I ate in Edinburgh. The colors smoothly fade from purple to pink to yellow and look a lot like the berry filling soaking into the top crust of my dessert. The yarn colors do not need to be similar in order to create the fade, the combination of lace, brioche and garter stitch is arranged to blend any shades together. Make sure your yarns have good contrast so that the stitch work is well defined.
I’ve uploaded images of the first 3 pages of the pattern so that you can get a general feeling for how my patterns are formatted. The pattern info, supplies, schematics, and recipe is on these pages. I put pattern photos only on these pages - you don’t need to print them if you want to save ink.
My berry crumble recipe is on page 2 of the pattern. This Americanized version of the dessert contains pecans in the topping!
Finished Size: 65” (163cm) x 26” (66cm) triangle shape.
Yarn: MollyGirl Yarn Bossa Nova Sport, 360 yards (329m) per 100g; 62.5% superwash merino, 25% llama, 12.5% seacell.
Color A - 1 skein (approx. 85g used) Shown in Rolling in the Deep
Color B - 1 skein (approx. 75g used) Shown in All About That Bass
Color C - 1 skein (approx. 55g used) Shown in Dandelion
Notes on yarn substitutions are on page 3.
Needles: Size 5 and 6 (3.75 and 4mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Swatch measures 5” x 6” (12.7 x 15.24 cm). Lace stitch is knit on larger needle.
Other Materials: Tapestry needle, pins, steamer, blocking surface.
Optional: Stitch markers, row counter, thread or thin yarn for lifelines.
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, Knitty, and Pom Pom Quarterly, has a Bluprint class teaching the stacked stitch technique and continues to self publish patterns monthly. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on soimakestuff.com and posts craft videos on YouTube. Visit Xandy's website for more information and inspiring knits!