Ode to Autumn by Jayalakshmi: knitted shawl kit -6

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Ode to Autumn by Jayalakshmi: knitted shawl kit -6

This kit is to make Ode to Autumn by Jayalakshmi, which is a knitted shawl. The kit includes the yarn needed to make the shawl, the print pattern and a printed ECY cotton project bag.

Yarn included in this kit:

  • one 100g skein of Oakworth 4ply in Stonechat
  • one 100g skein of Carlisle Fingering in Peat
  • one 50g skein of Eldwick Lace in Bark

About the pattern
The Ode to Autumn is a rectangular wrap, knitted in Oakworth 4ply colourway Faded Bloom, Carlisle Fingering colourway Rose Bed and Eldwick Lace colourway Rambling Rose. It is worked from one end to the other; and the lace patterns are both written and charted.

This pattern is the third of four designs making up the Four Seasons Collection, and it draws its name and inspiration from John Keats’s poem “To Autumn.” In this poem, the poet personifies autumn as a harvester and in three stanzas divides the season into three aspects drawing attention to the short-lived beauty of the season. 

The Collection
The Four Seasons Collection was an exciting collaboration with Jayalakshmi (of Apoorva Designs @apoorvadesigns on Instagram) which saw the release of four designs, one for each season. Four Seasons is a collection of four shawls/wraps inspired by Jaya’s love for simple and meaningful poetry, by some of her favourite poets. Each poem and the associated design celebrate the season while also conveying a deeper meaning and philosophy of life. All four designs use Eden Cottage Yarns in a variety of quantities, bases and weights to beautifully capture the spirit of both the poem and the season

Jaya is a knitwear designer, and mother of twin girls living with her husband in India. She believes in designing simple yet elegant knits that are as fun to knit as they are comfortable to wear. We have been working with Jaya for a number of years, and every one of her designs have beautifully showcased our yarns. 

Finished Measurements: 
70” 178 cm long x 25” 63 cm wide after wet blocking.

Yarn: 
MC - Eden Cottage Yarns Oakworth 4 ply (100% NZ Polwarth; 436 yards 400 meters/100 grams): Faded Blooms (1 ball)
CC1 - Eden Cottage Yarns Carlisle Fingering (100% merino fingering; 436 yards 400 meters/100 grams): Rose Bed (1 ball)
CC2 - Eden Cottage Yarns Eldwick Lace (72% Kid Mohair, 28% Mulberry Silk; 459 yards 
420 meters/50 grams): Rambling Rose (1 ball)

Needles:
US size 6 (4 mm): 32” (81 cm) circulars

Notions: 
Removable stitch markers, scrap yarn or dental floss for lifelines, tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends, blocking pins or wires.

Gauge: 
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking.