Product description

Knit a shawl in two skeins of Loft or a narrow crescent scarf in four skeins of Shelter from the same clever pattern. Both versions begin with a cast-on at the neck edge and a segment of garter short rows to establish the curved form.
Lace guru Susanna IC often finds inspiration in traditional Estonian motifs; for Rakke, her first Wool People contribution, she employs a leaf design and uses nupps to embellish the lower portions of the shawl. Working these motifs in a larger yarn gives them a modern feel and pleasing rustic texture.


Rakke is worked from charts and involves shifting stitch counts to form the nupps, but should be accessible to intermediate lace knitters. Choose a botanical shade to emphasize the shawl’s organic forms—we knit our samples in Fauna and Embers.

Designer: Susanna IC

Collection: Wool People 9 

 

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Rakke

Garter, Lace and Bobble Scarf or Shawl

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Skill Level 3 of 5
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  • Product description

    Knit a shawl in two skeins of Loft or a narrow crescent scarf in four skeins of Shelter from the same clever pattern. Both versions begin with a cast-on at the neck edge and a segment of garter short rows to establish the curved form.
    Lace guru Susanna IC often finds inspiration in traditional Estonian motifs; for Rakke, her first Wool People contribution, she employs a leaf design and uses nupps to embellish the lower portions of the shawl. Working these motifs in a larger yarn gives them a modern feel and pleasing rustic texture.


    Rakke is worked from charts and involves shifting stitch counts to form the nupps, but should be accessible to intermediate lace knitters. Choose a botanical shade to emphasize the shawl’s organic forms—we knit our samples in Fauna and Embers.

    Designer: Susanna IC

    Collection: Wool People 9 

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    • Version I (Shawl): 550 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
    • Version II (Scarf): 475 yards of worsted weight wool yarn


    YARN

    Version I (Shawl):

    • 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
    • Photographed in color Fauna


    Version II (Scarf):

    • 4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
    • Photographed in color Embers


    Please note: the stitch patterns in this shawl are charted only.
  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    Version I:

    • 15 stitches & 38 rows = 4″ in garter stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
    • One 20-stitch repeat from Chart A measures 5″ wide with Size C needle, after blocking
    • One 32-stitch repeat from Chart B measures 7½” wide with Size C needle, after blocking


    Version II:

    • 12 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in garter stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
    • One 20-stitch repeat from Chart C (Rows 1–12) measures 6¼” wide with Size C needle, after blocking
    • One 22-stitch repeat from Chart A (Rows 25-34) measures 7¼” wide with Size C needle, after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Version I:


    • Size A (for Main Fabric): One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed; Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
    • Size B (for Cast On): One 32″ circular needle one size smaller than Size A; Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
    • Size C (for Lace): One 32″ circular needle one size larger than Size A; Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)
    • Size D (for Bind Off): One needle in preferred style one size larger than Size C; Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)


    Version II:

    • Size A (for Main Fabric): One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed; Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)
    • Size B (for Cast On): One 32″ circular needle one size smaller than Size A; Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
    • Size C (for Lace): One 32″ circular needle one size larger than Size A; Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)
    • Size D (for Bind Off): One needle in preferred style one size larger than Size C; Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • Version I: 35¼” wide, measured along cast on edge; 20″ height at center spine
    • Version II: 65¼” wide, measured along cast on edge; 13″ height at center spine
    • Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after lace-blocking


  • Techniques

    Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern.

    REQUIRED TECHNIQUES

    • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method



  • Pattern Updates

    20 July 2015: Version 2.0

    On Page 5, under SECTION 1, Short Row 3 has been corrected to read:

    “Short Row 3: Knit to 3 stitches before wrapped stitch from previous RS row, wrap & turn;”


    7 September 2017: Version 3.0

    On page 5 under Section 1, the following change has been made:

    Short Row 3: Knit to 3 stitches before wrapped stitch from previous RS row, wrap & turn; 

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