Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy Bloggiversary to us!

It's our first ever bloggiversary! One year of knit blogging down and many more to go ;)

So as a thank you to our readers, we're having a contest. To enter, leave a comment (one per person please) before midnight PST Jan 31st. And in your comment, please include a link to a knitted rectangular stole that you think Gladys should make (she's got a lot of lace yarn and she's looking for the right pattern).

Gladys says: This was inspired by Vicki's contest last year at Simple Knits. She was looking for triangle shawl ideas and ended up with 336 patterns, sorted by amount of yarn required. I love triangle shawls, but I'd like to do a rectangular stole, and I've got a lot of laceweight yarn, thanks to a few sales this month! (Dotty enabled me into the Ram Wools sale, where I also picked up some sea silk.) I'll sort all of our entries by amount of yarn too, so that at the end of this contest, we'll also have a useful list for everyone's reference!

We will be drawing for at least 2 prizes (we reserve the right to add more if there are lots of entries! :)

Gladys is giving away 2 balls of Jojoland Quartette in Blue Rose Sprucestone. It's a very soft merino-cashmere blend fingering-weight yarn.

Dotty will make a fabric project bag (winner chooses fabric) and it will include some hand dyed bamboo yarn plus a few more goodies. Don't these sound great?

Go leave a comment and good luck to everyone!

73 comments:

Gabrielle said...

My nominations are:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-knot-stole

and

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gerda-stole

I probably should have used two different comments. But hey, oh well.

I like the proportions of both wraps and the symmetry of their design!

Kenyetta said...

I would like to suggest the Honeybee Stole.
http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/honeybee-stole-p-2.html
I think it's very elegant.

kadezmom said...

I love looking for patterns......so thanks for the assignment. My two faborite are both from knitty.com:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTjunoregina.html

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTmuir.html

Umme Yusuf said...

congratulations on your blogoversary!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-stole

erika~ inspired mama said...

happy, happy bloggiversary!!! :D

i love these patterns:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wedding-veil-shawl

and

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly-lace-stole

my favorite is that butterfly lace stole, but i don't know how hard it would be to track down the mag it is in...

malin said...

My suggestions:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cheshire-cat-stole

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cobweb-stole

I love Alice in Wonderland and vintage!

teabird said...

congratulations!

I'm in love with Wendy's new wave stole --

teabird @ ravelry

Louisa said...

I'm really not a huge fan of stoles or rectangular shawls. I either like them triangular or long skinny scarf - but that's just me! I do love this pattern though and actually went out of my way to purchase it for "someday":

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/
library/paisley-long-shawl

Jen C said...

Happy Blogiversary!

My suggestion is the the Print O' the Wave stole.

www.eunnyjang.com/images/knit/0511joycesscarf/stole_print_o_the_wave.pdf

marina said...

from quiltnut1 at comcast dot net

Here's one if you want to splurge (the pattern costs $60!) The Unst Lace Stole, the URL in ravelry is:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/unst-lace-stole---project-7

Nicole said...

I love the Print O' the Wave Stole by Eunny Jang - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/print-o-the-wave-stole.

I actually hope to knit it myself sometime this year!

Miranda said...

The nominations are...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woodland-shawl

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clementine-shawlette

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/perfect-pie-shawl

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cheshire-cat-stole

Happy blogiversary!!

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Lynlee said...

Two I really like-

Not free: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simurgh-2

Free: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/voyager-lace-stole

---WhirledPeace on Rav---

Dj said...

The Moonshadow Stole by Sivia Harding is one that has held my interest lately. It can be made with or without beads and uses fingering weight yarn. It is not a free pattern and can be found here: http://siviaharding.com/Moonshadow.html

kadezmom said...

This isn't for an entry....I just wanted to let you know that I've never before considered making a rectangle lace anything.....until your contest. I do believe you've whetted my appetite by all the lovely things everyone has posted here!

Happy Bloggiversary!

Chris said...

Happy blogiversary!! I see someone else has already suggested the Celtic Knot Stole. The Cheshire Cat Stole is lovely. The Tiger, Tiger Stole is intriguing.

edina said...

I really like the Hanami Stole:

http://pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/2007/02/hanami.html

Happy Bloggiversary!

edina said...

Sorry, I just read your latest post and see that you already know about the Hanami so here's a different suggestion! :)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celestine-shawl

Sarah said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I love Muir and Moondance. They are both in my queue for someday.

monica said...

Happy blogiversary!

I nominate Tendrils from Knitty:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTtendrils.html

I really like its non-traditional look.

Kathy said...

oh oh I 'd love to win the bag or the yarn. bag first!

My favortie rectangular shawl, which I frogged in an immature knitter fashion years ago, (oh I sob when I think of it) is

THe Pemberly Shawl Pattern #S-13

from St. Seraphina Knits.

So do able. SO lovely .

I win no matter, because i get to see everones suggestions.

Happy blogaversary.

aruni said...

may i suggest

morning glory: http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/morning-glory-wrap-p-4.html

sarcelle (more of a parallelogram):
http://www.knitanon.com/blog/sarcelle.html

and a free one:
wave and shell:
http://www.knitlist.com/99gift/shell-and-wave-shawl.htm

Heide said...

I love Anne Hansen's Simurgh or Raven stole. The ends even look like they have feathers!

http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/simurgh-lace-stole-p-77.html

Aunt Kathy said...

I haven't made a stole yet, but I might like to try this one.

http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/scarves/merino-stripes-lace-stole.html

I'll put a link to your contest on my blog maybe some others will have more ideas for you

Cindy said...

Happy Blogiversary!
The Hanami stole is lovely and never boring to knit since it morphs as it grows.
http://pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/2007/02/hanami.html

Not technically a stole, but a Faroese shawl, the Irtfa'a from Knitspot is awesome! It's on my list of things to knit soon.
http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/irtfaa-faroese-lace-shawl-p-74.html

dragonxser said...

Happy Blogiverary!! I have been meaning to give this one a try:
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/miscdresserscarf.htm

Laura said...

Happy Blogiversary!

My favorite rectangular shawls are the Song of Hiawatha Stole and the Myrtle Leaf Shawl.

Manda said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! :)

I second Dotty's suggestion for the Hanami stole. Or Leda's Dream. Or any of Melanie's patterns, actually. :)

I just started SOTSii, but signups are closed. If you're in that, though, it might be an idea. :)

z's momma said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I adore wearing rectangular stoles but find them a tad boring to knit...that said, I vote for the Vogue Winter? 2007 pink one. looks pretty.

Vicki said...

I was hoping someone would take on the rectangular stoles. Keeping the triangle shawl list up-to-date is all I can handle. LOL!

I'm submitting my new lace pattern which is a stole--Promenade. You can find it on my blog.

Http://simpleknits.blogspot.com

Vicki

Turtle said...

First off, Happy Blogiversary to you!! I have been reading through your blog a bit, looks good, need to read some more. Good find on the silver rings, nice looking knitting book....

Here is a suggestion for a rectangular stole. I love this persons designs in general, this one is on my knit list:

http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/honeybee-stole-p-2.html

Elaine said...

Happy Blogiversary.

This is a very pretty FREE pattern from Elann.com:

http://elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=258024

It's called the voyager lace stole. And I'd LOVE to win either prize so please pick me!!

Turtle said...

just found this cool looking one as well:

http://www.blackberry-ridge.com/shlndsea.htm

blogless in NJ said...

I was also going to suggest the voyager lace stole, but I see that someone beat me to it. So how about another free pattern from Elann:

http://elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=250024

It's called the CHAMPAGNE LEAF AND ACORN LACE SHAWL and I think it looks really elegant!

sjmercure said...

I loved the Snakes and Ladders stole. I did this one as my first lace project and it turned out great. Here's the link to it:

http://knitobsessed.blogspot.com/2005/08/finally-fo.html

purple-power said...

Happy blogiversary.

I second the champagne leaf pattern at Elann. I am a big fan of their free patterns.

Rachel O said...

I love Wendy's Crest of Wave pattern (free). You can find it at

http://wendyknits.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/wavestole.pdf

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Happy Blog-anniversary.:-)

Wendy said...

Hapy Bloggiversary!!!
I love the Honeybee Stole..
http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/honeybee-stole-p-2.html

Diane said...

I've got the dogwood blossom wrap on my list of things to make. Rectangular shawl with a wonderful pattern. It's in 101 designer one skein wonders.

Sharon Rose said...

Happy Blog-o-versary!

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/12/print_o_the_wave_stole.html

http://pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/2006/10/scheherazade.html

http://pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/2006/11/solace.html

http://www.tsocktsarina.com/blog/?p=229

http://www.berroco.com/181/181_michaela.html


Yummy bamboo! Thanks for running a contest! :)

Marji said...

I am currently working on Anne Hanson's Twinings. It is for my daughter. I like triangle shawls (although I sit on the end of the vee and that creates problems ^_^).

http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/twinings-stole-p-68.html

Shiva said...

Looks like both of mine have been suggested - I really like http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTmuir.html , but it uses what looks to be a sport weight yarn.

http://www.eunnyjang.com/images/knit/0511joycesscarf/stole_print_o_the_wave.pdf uses laceweight, though!

Happy blog-aversary!!!

cthulhulovesme said...

Happy Blogiversary! My vote would be for Eunny Jang's Print o' the Wave stole.

http://www.eunnyjang.com/images/knit/0511joycesscarf/stole_print_o_the_wave.pdf

That one's been on my wish list for months now.

KNITSABELLA said...

Happy blogiversary!

My recommendations are Eunny's Print 'o the Wave, or the gorgeous Muir

http://www.eunnyjang.com/images/knit/0511joycesscarf/stole_print_o_the_wave.pdf
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTmuir.html

5elementknitr said...

I dream of Jeannie!

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTjeanie.html

It intrigues and scares me at the same time.

adrienne said...

happy blogiversary!

the one new shawl on my list that i want to knit soon is the saigon shawl
posted here as jpg's. there are several posts with the shawl in kal form. it's rectangular with a touch of beading.

http://badcatdesigns.blogspot.com/2007/11/saigon-post-three.html

Rikke said...
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Rikke said...

I'm knitting Spring Shawl Surprise at the moment - which despite the name is a rectangular stole.
But I would nominate the Sampler Stole from Folk Shawls. It's not hard to knit, yet interesting because you change patterns regularly.
There is a picture of it here:
http://bobbiereich.typepad.com/ewe_knit_kits_yarn/2005/10/folk_shawls_sam.html

Carol said...

Here's one for ya!

http://wendyknits.net/knit/FirConeWrap.pdf

Jessie said...

I love the snakes and ladders stole on Katie Knits blog;

http://knitobsessed.blogspot.com/2005/08/finally-fo.html

It's easy but elegant.

OzKnitter said...

I too was going to suggest the Celtic Knot Stole, so my other suggestion is the Sea & Shells stole.

Happy blogiversary!

Valerie said...

I have to go with the Gothic Leaf Stole by Sivia Harding. I think it's a very beautiful pattern!
http://www.siviaharding.com/Gothic.html

mtlaise said...

This pattern is just in the testing phase right now, but is the one I'll be making out of my new Malabrigo lace:
Moroccan Days/Arabian Nights

Bonnie said...

I recommend the Arctic Diamonds Stole by Donna Druchunas, Interweave Knits, Winter 2006. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/arctic-diamonds-stole

Another lovely rectangular shawl/stole is Cheryl Oberle's Kimono Shawl, from her book Folk Shawls:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kimono-shawl

IvanovaKnits said...

For a book nomination, there's Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby with many rectangular shawl patterns:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/victorian-lace-today/patterns

And for freebies there are a couple from Knitty:
1. Cozy:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTcozy.html
this one uses a heavier weight yarn, but with some swatching it should be do-able in lace weight yarn.

2. Leaves and Waves:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTleaves.html
This one's more of a square but it's still gorgeous! The Leafy part could be modified into a stole...

3. Muir:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTmuir.html
I'm intrigued by this one... if only I had more time!

There's also a nice lacy scarf on the Garnstudio-Drops website:
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=86&d_id=2&lang=us
with a few more pattern repeats it would easily become a stole.

And I also have a stole pattern available for free on my blog:
http://iandcknit.blogspot.com/2007/09/tara-stole-pattern.html

tripletsmom said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I am currently making my mother (using Patons Rumor) & myself (using Reynolds Smile) a shawl using the following pattern:

Note: Knit 1 below (K1below): Insertright needle into center of st in row below st on left needle & knit a new st, then drop the original st from the left needle.

co66sts
3 row seed stitch border
Pattern Row 1: P1, K1, P1, K to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1
Pattern Row 2: K1, P1, K1, *K1, K1below; repeat from * to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1
Pattern Row 3: P1, K1, P1, K to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1
Pattern Row 4: K1, P1, K1, *K1below, K1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1

Knit to desired length then complete with 3 row seed stitch border. BO & weave in ends. Enjoy!

I developed this pattern using the stitch pattern of the Leavened Raglan by Carrie Bostick Hoge from Interweave Knits Fall 2007

Robin said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Lainy said...

Happy blogiversary!

Did anyone suggest the Scheherazade stole - it's very beautiful

http://pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/2006/10/scheherazade.html

Lisa said...

I love the Sea & Shells Stole
http://www.poshyarn.co.uk/patterns.html (page down there are several free patterns there)
it was my 1st lace project other than socks. I made it with fingering wt merino and silk and I just love it

Anonymous said...

I hope this counts - I found a blog that lists several rectangular shawls just like that list of triangular ones.

http://lovetobikeandknit.blogspot.com/2006/05/rectangular-shawl-patterns.html

Lois in MA
labrooks1110@comcast.net

knitseashore said...

Happy Blogiversary! I enjoyed doing the Ostrich Plumes stole. It's a variation of feather and fan. I don't think the pattern is available online, but it's on my Ravelry project queue if you are interested in seeing it and the book it came from.

I believe that Jenny of Loves to Bike and Knit has also been compiling a list of rectangular shawls too. You might find some other suggestions there. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

336 patterns! Wow, hope you get ust as many. What a great idea. I nominate my Malabrigo feather and fan stole. It's based on Jo Sharp's Misty Garden in Scarf Style. I just widened it quite a bit. It would be nice in a lace yarn with slight variegation in the colour.

Nordicfibregirl

The Bon said...

I suggest Madli's Shawl or Sarcelle

andrea said...

I haven't knitted this, so I can't vouch for the pattern, but I think the Artemis stole is beautiful: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/artemis-stole

Of, if you're just looking for a free pattern, I think Eunny's Print O'the Wave stole is gorgeous:

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/12/patternia.html

monica said...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/print-o-the-wave-stole this is one I would like to knit so I am going to suggest it.
Happoy Blogiversary

ikkinlala said...

I have two suggestions (but I haven't tried making either of them yet):

Muir, from Knitty (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTmuir.html),
and the Arctic Diamonds Stole from Interweave Knits Winter 2006 (photo here: http://www.interweaveknits.com/preview/2006_winter.asp).

keere said...

Happy Bloggiversary, a bit late!

I'm working on the Myrtle leaf shawl right now (and loving it), but I can't believe no one's suggested the
Large Rectangular Shawl in Leaf and Trellis Pattern
from Victorian Lace Today. If you're looking to use up a lot of laceweight, it'd do the trick, plus you could knit it using just about any kind of fiber.

That's my vote-- and keep up the blogging! :)

Nikki said...

Not that I've ever knit a stole (or shawl or anything other than vaguely lacy) but I'm recommending the Oh! Canada Stole : http://knitspot.com/?p=526

It's one I want to knit myself...

happy Blogiversary!!

Michele said...

Hi There, I have never knit anything lacy before but I have this on my Ravelry queue:

http://www.knitanon.com/blog/sarcelle.html

Good Luck finding a pattern :-)

Shain said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

I really like the Japenese Feather Stole. The link is: http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/japanese-feather-stole-or-scarf-p-12.html

varun said...

nice rang!!Shawls and Scarves