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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cemara Knitting Shawl Pattern for Sale

Medium Size

Cemara means pine tree in the language of my homeland. You can find plenty of pine cones in this design. It is a half-circle shaped shawl worked from the bottom up with optional beads.

Finished measurements:
Wingspan: 43 ¼ (52 ¾, 64 ½)” / 110 (134,164) cm
Length at center back: 17 (22, 27 ½)” / 43 (56, 70) cm

Suggested yarn: 317 (563, 946) yd / 290 (515, 865) in fingering weight yarn.

Small shown in Indigodragonfly Merino Silk 4 ply Sock (430 yd / 393 m per 3 ½ oz / 100 g skein; 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Silk) in Tiny Blood Sucking Dancer.

Medium shown in Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash (575 yd / 526 m per 150 g skein) in Lila Ludmila colorway

Large shown in Indigodragonfly Ultra MCN Sock (400 yd / 365 m per 4 oz /115 g skein; 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon) in You Punched the Highlights Out of Her Hair! (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World).

Needles: Size 3 US / 3.25 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle, blocking pins, size 14 US / 0.75 mm steel crochet hook for beads (optional), 72 (126, 207) size 6/0 glass seed beads (optional).

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette st using size 4 US / 3.5 mm needles, after blocking. To save time and to ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.

All posts about this projects: click here.

Small Size


Large Size


You can buy this pattern through Ravelry or Twist
The pattern is chart only and do not have row-by-row written direction. 

If you prefer my usual format (Chart with row-by-row written direction on the same page), you can click the buy now button below. 
PLEASE READ: It's not automatic download and I can not send the pattern to your Ravelry's library. I will mail the pattern within 24 hours to your paypal email address (unless you indicate differently).

Pattern is 13 pages in PDF includes charts, written directions and photo tutorials. Payment by Paypal. Credit cards accepted. 

Cemara Pattern:
USD 7,-


Thursday, January 07, 2016

Cemara Story

Cemara was my first non self-published design. Originally, when I designed this shawl, I wanted to use it for my usual Mystery Knit Along. However, I found that this design is too repetitive, thus was not ideal for a MKAL. In the end, I just pushed it aside.


My Original Sample
Pattern: Cemara (Medium Size)
Materials: Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash (575 yd / 526 m per 150 g skein) 
in Lila Ludmila colorway 
Quantity: 1 skein 
Needle: 3.25 mm and 3.50 mm 
Start Date: 21 July 2012 
Finish Date: 28 July 2012 
Finished Size on Blocking Board: Wingspan: 134 cm / 52.75" ; Depth: 56 / 22"


When I stumbled across Twist call for their Fall 2013 publication, I immediately thought that I could submit Cemara to them. I thought it's time to try to publish my pattern out there, and Twist is one of online publication that has already established their name. So, I made my first proposal and sent it out on 28 Dec 2012. I didn't put my hope high and didn't really think about it anymore until I received the acceptance letter on 8 March 2013. The yarn support was sent on 4 April, but I only got it a month later, which means I only have 6 days to knit the samples to meet the deadline. I was suppose to knit 2 samples, 1 small size with beads and 1 large size without beads. Luckily, they were willing to extent my deadline if necessary. In the end I finished knitting all my samples on 11 May and mailed it out 2 days later after blocking.

Here are my samples for Twist:


Pattern: Cemara (Small Size)
Materials: Indigodragonfly Merino Silk 4 ply Sock (430 yd / 100 g skein) 
in Tiny Blood Sucking Dancer colorway 
Quantity: 1 skein 
Beads: TOHO Silver Lined Light Topaz Size 6
Needle: 3.25 mm and 3.50 mm 
Start Date: 8 May 2013 
Finish Date: 11 May 2013 
Finished Size on Blocking Board: Wingspan: 110 cm / 43.25" ; Depth: 43 cm / 17"


Pattern: Cemara (Large Size)
Materials: Indigodragonfly Ultra MCN Sock (400 yd/366 m/115 g skein) 
in You Punched the Highlight Out of Her Hair! (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) Colorway
Quantity: 2 skeins 
Needle: 3.25 mm and 3.50 mm 
Start Date: 3 May 2013 
Finish Date: 8 May 2013 
Finished Size on Blocking Board: Wingspan: 164 cm / 64.5" ; Depth: 70 / 27.5"

I was a bit disappointed, though, when this pattern went live on 12 August 2013. The photos of the pattern didn't show the texture of this shawl well enough. The texture is actually the attraction of this pattern as you can see from all the photos I took. 

Instead of focusing on the texture, here is what I saw:







Very disappointing!