"I wrote this pattern in 2015 during our participation at the Stitches show in Chicago. This event was held at the Palmer House Hotel, where we were also staying.
I really liked the look and rich history of the Palmer House and since I designed this pattern there, that's what inspired the name of this pattern". - Louise Robert
IN ADDITION TO THE FREE KNITTING PATTERN, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL TO KNIT THE PALMER HOUSE SHAWL:
- Biscotte Yarns - ALBUS [50% merino, 50% silk - 150m/100g] : 3 skeins illustrated in Pruneau color
- circular needles of 7 mm (or the size required to obtain the gauge)
- 4 stitch markers
GAUGE: 12 sts = 10 cm garter stitch
FINAL SIZE (width x height) = 160 cm x 40 cm
This pattern is knitted in garter stitch and finished in ribbing, gradually increasing 4 stitches on every right side rows. The increases in the center of the shawl are positioned to create an angle that distinguishes this pattern from traditional triangular shawls.
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2023-07-02: Correction to the ribbed section of the center stitches.
Working on one of the patterns received from Biscotte. I’m an intermediate knitter and the pattern was very well done.
Lovel product. Should be enjoyed for generations.
It looks to be a nice pattern, with versatility as to what type of a yarn to use. A solid, hand dyed, or tweed. I haven't made it yet, but, I have some skeins that were bought, just because they were beautiful. Thought this might be a good pattern to use them.
Many!! years ago when I was a teen, I used to visit my Grandfather at his office in Chicago and we would walk over to the Palmer House for lunch. Knitting this shawl is a fun knit, but it also brings back some great memories from very long ago. Thank you so much for the pattern and the joy that comes with it.
The shawl has a beautiful edging and I like the way there are "shoulders" so it will stay draped properly. So excited to start this!