Category Archives: Rosi G. Patterns


Volare is the Latin and Italian word for the verb to fly; adding an acute accent on the final e (volaré), it is also the Spanish word for “I will fly.”


It’s always freezing at my office.  I always have to wear a shawl.  Said shawl usually has to be conservative, particularly when we are expecting clients.


When I saw this Kauni colorway, I KNEW it would be perfect for this type of shawl.


This is a quick and easy design you can knit until whenever you feel like stopping, run out of yarn, or just feel the shawl is the perfect size.


    Volaré Shawl

  • Source:  Rosi G.
  • Yarn: Kauni Effektgarn 8/2; yardage varies on skeins of this yarn. The model shown used 446 yds of the ET colorway, purchased from Little Knits.
  • Needles: Size US7 (I used Addi Turbos)
  • Cost: $11.90  (I bought a really large skein with over 1400 yds and used about 1/3 of it!)
  • Started: June 2, 2008
  • Finished: June 15, 2008
  • Gauge: 4.5 sts and 6 rows per inch in stockinette


New York City

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Finally, the unveiling of my design! A moment I’ve been long waiting for!

NYC Stole (3)

I am a true New Yorker at heart. I LOVE the city.

NYC Stole (4)

I love the noise, the pollution, the congestion, the subway. It’s totally me.

NYC Stole (2)

They say us New Yorkers can be snobbish or rude. I don’t think we are that ALL the time.

NYC Stole Detail

I think we have our soft side too.

NYS Stole Detail

So here is an example of a New Yorker’s softer side: silky lace. The pattern is inspired by the place where this stole was knit 90% of the time: the NYC subway system.

NYC Stole

The bottom edging looks like the wheels, the main center panel looks like the subway map, and the side edging is Rose Lace to signify what you wish the train smelled like.

NYC Stole (1)

This pattern is worked in two halves, from the bottom to the center, and then grafted to join.

    New York City Stole

  • Source: Rosi G.
  • Yarn: Schaeffer Trenna (Shown here in Silver & Granite – 0.84 skeins (1050 yds used from the skein)
  • Needles: Size US 4
  • Cost: $46 per skein, total: $38.64
  • Size: approximately 82” long and 20” wide, after blocking, unstretched
  • Started: February 5, 2008
  • Finished: May 4, 2008
  • Notes: Notions: 1050 seed beads, size 8 (I used approximately 1018 hematite-colored beads from Fun2Bead in, where else, NEW YORK CITY!); one size 13/14 crochet hook, stitch holder, stitch markers (to place between the different lace sections, if you wish), yarn needle. This pattern is worked in two halves, from the bottom to the center, and then grafted to join.


Primavera (9)

In my part of the world, springtime can be very confusing. Yes, the date says it’s spring, but on any given day the temperature can be 30 degrees! Other days, it’s beautiful and sunny with a light breeze that feels fantastic.

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Primavera (3)

This shrug is perfect to wear on those breezy spring days. You’ll feel cuddled up when you slip this roomy shrug on. The ruffle meets at the front so that you can stick a shawl pin in and use it as a semi-cardigan. The Catalina Yarns Baby Pima feels like a warm, soft hug.

Primavera (5)

This pattern is worked by knitting the center-back lace panel first, then picking up stitches on the sides of the panel to knit the back sides and the sleeves. Stitches are picked up all around the collar and garment to knit the ruffle.

Primavera (10)

If you wear the shrug upside down the center-back lace panel will look like hearts instead of palm leaves.

Primavera (1)

Designed exclusively for Catalina Yarns by, yours truly, Rosi G.

Sizes: XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X)

Measurement across upper back: 22” (24”, 26”); includes from 7.5” to 8.5” positive ease.

Yarn: Catalina Yarns Baby Pima (218 yds, 100g): 4 (5, 6) skeins, shown here in Apricot (#403)

Needle Sizes: US 6 double pointed needles or 32” circular; US 7 24” or 32” circular (I used Addi Turbo needles)

Notions: stitch holder, stitch markers, yarn needle.

– $6.50