I really fell in love with this shawl. It contains most of what I like to knit in a shawl garter stitch and a chevron pattern. The pattern is not available till 2020 so there is no way for me to get the pattern now. Also I can only find a buying option on “R.” So I need to ask the following question the garter stitch chevron, anybody know where this stitch pattern exists? I want to try it out before I buy it, and I have gone through all my stitch pattern books and can not find it. Is it just a regular stockinette chevron but done in garter? Is there something special with this stitch that I should know of? Any help gratefully accepted.
Ah…yes. Janina Kallio. I have several of her patterns and have knit probably 3 of them. She’s got lovely patterns, but she lost my business when she posted support of the R statement on IG. Interestingly she seems to have removed that post/story. Makes me think some of these designers were feeling a hit when people started checking social media.
@patty Looked at a closeup of the shawl. That’s not knit as a true chevron with increases and decreased forming the shape. It’s simply the placement of the yarn overs in a chevron shape. If you go to the pattern page, click the last picture and then zoom in for a closeup.
ETA: I do think her shawls are beautiful, but I could have easily reverse engineered the ones I’ve knit. Most are just simple and beautiful.
I guess she will have a tart response to my inquiry as to where else she sells her patterns. I understand if she doesn’t want to sell me her design and we have a nice conversation about it. I also want to thank you for “this isn’t a true chevron.” I honestly thought it was. I just really fell hard for this shawl. I actually might start to design my own shawls. A new avenue to explore, and a way to use up my yarn! Thank you one and all.
I hope not. Any designer actually trying to make money should be professional and not use their politics as a weapon. I was on IG yesterday, which is a bit rare for me, so I did some nosing around. I found a few businesses that had posted support for R that have deleted those posts. I’m guessing that there are many people wishing they hadn’t put all of their eggs in one basket.
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