Earlier this year, I started working on updating my very first pattern, Holden. Quite frankly, looking at the original version made me want to throw it in the fire. Since it was my first pattern, I hadn't yet established my pattern writing style, and the pattern just did not meet my current standards (in any conceivable way). I also added additional sizes for the shawl and added a lace weight version.
The new, updated version of Holden is available today.
This is the large size of the shawl, and it's quite large. You can see my sister has the shawl tied around her neck. It's really beautiful worn this way. The large shawl takes almost 2 full skeins of Malabrigo Sock, shown here in the color Cote d' Azure.
This is the medium version which was knit in Malabrigo Lace; you'll need 2 skeins of yarn for this one as it took a full skein and a little less than half of the second. The color here is Emerald Blue. This is a nice size shawl, not too large, not small like a shawlette. I was wearing this shawl when I was at Rhinebeck.
Here's the small size, which is also the original Holden. It takes one skein of Malabrigo Sock, shown here in the color Aguas.
With all of these changes, the pattern is no longer free. Besides adding the different sizes, I redid the chart and rewrote the written instructions. The written instructions are so much better than they were before. Oh so much better. I also had the pattern professionally tech edited by Heather Zoppetti.
430 (550, 800) yards/393 (503, 732) meters lace or fingering weight yarn.
US 5 (3.75 mm) for lace version/US 6 (4mm) for fingering version, 40 inch or longer circular needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.
Sizes S (M, L)
49 x 23 (51.5 x 26, 71 x 32) in.
124.5 x 58 (131 x 66, 180 x 81) cm.