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Frost on my Window

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  • Worked Flat
  • Worked In The Round

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Pattern Details

I created this shawl for a mystery knit along in the 2012 Arctic Lace Luxury Yarn Club. I purchased the yarn, A Tree Hugger’s Wife Royal Silk from the dyer, Melissa Highfill, when I was at Seaside Yarns in Juneau, Alaska, on a real knitting cruise in 2012. The colorway is called “glacier.” With such an arctic pedigree, there was no way I could design something that was not inspired by ice and snow. I designed this one step at a time, the way knitters would experience it as they worked from the mystery pattern. I’ve left the pattern in the format of a knit along, so you’ll find tips for putting in lifelines, measuring the piece as you go along, and so forth. Size: 42" (107 cm) diameter, blocked Gauge: 28 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) over St st worked in the round, blocked

Recommended with this pattern

  • Approx 565 yds/517m lace weight silk or silk blend Sample shown in: A Tree Hugger’s Wife Royal Silk (100% silk, 565 yds/517m per 115 g skein), 1 skein in colorway Glacier
  • Set of 5 size 3 (3.25mm) dpns and 16-inch and 24-inch long circulars
  • Can you make this with magic loop or 2 circs? Yes. But I think it would be much easier to get started with dpns and switch to a circular after you have some stitches on the needles. I've never tried magic loop or 2 circs starting with so few sts.

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Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
I escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research and writing. I'm the author of Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions with author June Hall, Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits, Ethnic Knitting, and more. I teach workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. My latest endeavour is holding Knitting and Writing retreats in Northern Vermont as well as opening a knitting store in my local studio in my house. More info at & I live in a 140 year old New England farm house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. Visit Donna's website and online store at