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.

13 thoughts on “New York City”

  1. You’re doing GREAT with the designs, and this is no exception. I love the shawl, and your description is on point. NYC is the place to be. I wouldn’t be able to live and be happy anywhere else. Congrats on this lovely design!

  2. I may live in NJ now, but I am and will always be, a NYC girl at heart. It’s a gorgeous shawl, Rosi, and you better believe that I voted for you. 🙂

  3. Wuhahaha…what you “wished the subway smelled like” Hee hee! I’ll never forget my virgin whiff of the NYC subway system!

    It’s beautiful. I can’t believe you did lace on the subway…you must take some good lines that don’t get uber-crowded???

  4. And I couldn’t resist commenting a second time, as I hit enter and then my blog name came up! Yay! Do I still get a prezzie? :mrgreen:

  5. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Hi Rosi! This is beautiful! – Cristi turned me on to the voting and I’m all over it like a cheap suit — you betta win! Represent!
    (I’m from upstate NY so that counts, right? LOL)

    Good luck &
    Big hugs,

  6. I voted for yo, not only because you stole is HOT as FIYAH, but also because you make me miss NYC…home.
    Any Manhattan nuance that I come across, I cherish!

  7. Omgoodness, that is so beautiful. Can you believe I live in MA and have never been to NY. I’m going to have to make a special trip just to see you and your works in person.

  8. I’ve been drooling over your shawl ever since I first saw it. It’s in my Ravelry queue and getting knit when available.

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