Start waving

Start waving, as in a flag.  Today is the launch of Vexillum, which means banner or flag. Vexillum is a triangular cabled lace shawl that’s knitted from the tip out to the widest end.  The cables form little points at the wide edge and the whole shawl is edged in I-cord.

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There’s a story behind this one, and I do so love a story.

Last October, the Eastern Long Island Knitting Guild (ELIKG), of which I’m a member, asked me to do a presentation on shawls.  I decided to stick with the triangular shaped ones because if I included all the other various types, I think it would have run too long.  I had put together my presentation, written the handout, and begun to compile samples of shawls I designed of each type.  When I got to the asymmetric-right-triangle type, I realized I’d never designed one!  Not only do I really like the look of these, I also thought I’d enjoy the process.  (Turns out I did!)   Fast forward to February – March, and I finally got around to it.

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There’s another tale about Vexillum and choosing the right yarn, which I’ll write about next month, but for now, here’s Vexillum.  You can get it on Ravelry at 25% off until Sunday with the coupon code WAVE.  If you’re a subscriber to the newsletter (or you want to be), there’s another offer over there.

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