“Sun in Cold Water” is the September KAL in the Beginner Lace Knitters group on Ravelry. Since purchasing a ball of super-colorful Zauberball in March, I’ve been searching for a pattern that would show off the stunning colorway. After several failed attempts, I’d put the ball aside — but this pattern seemed like it would suit perfectly. I’m pleased with the results!
Pattern: Sun in Cold Water
Designer: Julia Faranchuk
Available: FREE! on Ravelry
Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in #1536
This shawlette is a crescent, worked from the bottom up. The designer’s intent was to allow intentional pooling of a short-repeat variegated yarn — of course my extra-long repeat Zauberball doesn’t do that. The initial cast-on is provisional — you come back at the end to work a loopy crocheted-chain edge. (You can also make the crochet chain first, and pick up every 6th st to cast on.) Short rows shape the body.
After my recent spate of shawlette-making, I’ve become opinionated. I made a number of modifications to this pattern, to suit my own preferences.
- using s2kp throughout instead of sk2p throughout
- changed last two rows of chart to line up better with the leaves
- short rows: did graduated lengths for a more crescent-y shape
- 3-st icord bind off at top edge
- bottom finish: SC in each loop, ch3 between (instead of ch6)
Before blocking, the lace edging was very rumpled:
I decided to pull out points, rather than pin each of the 259 crochet-chain loops:
The blocked shawl:
Way back in March, I bought this super-colorful Zauberball at Mind’s Eye Yarns in Cambridge, MA. I had been on a socialization trip with my puppy, Clewe. The owner was kind enough to invite him inside!
I took so long to decide on a color, he actually fell asleep upside down on the shop floor. Aw, cute!
I tried several different patterns with the Zauberball, with no luck at all … until I decided to try it for the BLK’s September KAL: Sun in Cold Water by Julia Faranchuk. I cast on Sept 1st, and I’m zipping right along with the pattern. The colorway is SO much fun — a little out of my usual palette, but there’s nothing wrong with that! I can’t wait until it’s done and I can block it out.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! This pattern uses stranded colorwork and cables to re-create in yarn a beautiful design from the Lord of the Rings. I think I might depart from the official Rohan colorway — the design uses 7 colors, maybe deep purple, bright sky blue, and silvery gray?
What a stunning (and FREE!) pattern! I am thinking of using this with my new Zauberball skein, but I would have to do a shorter version as I don’t have quite enough yardage. This is worked provisionally downwards for the main lace color, then upwards with short rows to make the top. The second PDF (with “en” at the end) is in English, even though the title is in Russian.
This little sleeved capelet is so darn CUTE. It makes me think of Mad Men for some reason — just the thing for an office girl to wear?