Monday, November 26, 2012


Mondays after a long weekend are always tough.  So let's make it a bit better with a new pattern release!

I love this new design for a number of reasons, but mostly because it was knit on vacation back in October while I was tucked inside a warm cabin and fire place while it snowed and snowed and snowed outside.


We stayed at Granlibakken in Lake Tahoe, and so this pattern was name.

Introducing Granlibakken  

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Designed with the lovely Studio June Yarns Springy Sport, this crescent shaped shawl will knit up quickly.  This yarn is so sproingy and soft I thought it had a bit of cashmere in it, although it is just a lovely merino wool.

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I do love the picot edge on this design too!  I think it gives this shawl a little something extra.  I also think this would be a fun design to do in two colorways, don't you?

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And how perfect to travel with a gorgeous model (SnBLeslie), a photographer (cheekyattitude), and a stylist (cupcakefaerie)!  I am so blessed to have the best knitting friends ever!!  Of course, that doesn't stop me from saying, "Hey Mr. Fireman, can she take a picture with you?!"


I do need to thank the rest of my village who helped this pattern come to be.  Celia was a fabulous test knitter, despite the stress of knitting while the Giants were in the World Series!  Jill, the indie dyer behind Studio June Yarn, and I have been collaborating about this project for a few months.  Thank you for the yarn support Jill!  And special thanks to Jill, my awesome graphic designer, for another wonderful pattern layout.  From rushed deadlines to photoediting photos to helping with my Ravelry Ads, I could not do this job without Jill! Thank you!!

Granlibakken Pattern Page

Granlibakken is a Norwegian name meaning a hill sheltered by trees. It is also the lovely Lake Tahoe winter resort where this shawl was knit and designed during the first snowfall of the year. This crescent-shaped shawl provides that extra warmth for those chilly evenings.

Finished measurements:  64” wide and 15” long at center point, after blocking

Suggested Yarns: ~540 yards heavy sport weight yarn such as Studio June Yarn Springy Sport

·         Size US 6 (4.0 mm) or size to obtain gauge, knitting needles
·         Tapestry needle
·         Blocking pins and/or blocking wire

Gauge:  24 sts and 32 rows= 4” over st st before blocking

Notes: Instructions are written for a top-down shawl.  Both charted and written instructions are provided for the lace pattern. 

And since today is the last day of my Thanksgiving Sale, now is the perfect time to buy this pattern.  Granlibakken, as well as all the other Irish Girlie Knits Designs individual patterns and collections, are 25% off, no coupon necessary! 

Plus, take advantage of Studio June's Cyber Monday sale and purchase the yarn for the pattern.  Receive 25% off when you enter code GIVETHANKS at checkout- through Midnight EST on Monday.

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Happy Monday!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


neknitsandbeads said...

Somehow you read my mind. I had finished my other knitting project last night, really didn't want to start a filler project waiting for you to release this and to my surprise I could CO tonight!

Thank you Carrie!

Kim Hamilton said...

Carrie-congrats on the new pattern! Have you ever knitted with Madeline tosh vintage yarn? If so what did you think?