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Thebe

Thebe has the look of a top-down triangular shawlette worn with the point in front, kerchief style, but the fact that it’s a loop prevents it from slipping off. I love this style for cycling or walking on our windy beaches.

Pay what you can pricing

The highest price most accurately reflects the value of the work involved in producing this pattern, but we'd like to balance that with being financially inclusive. Please choose the price that is most accessible to you.

Pay what you can

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437 yds/ 400m of fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape
Shown in Callisto (55% superwash BFL, 45% silk, 437 yds / 400m, 100g)

22 sts and 36 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st in the round with larger needle

US 3 / 3.25mm 24” / 60cm circular needle
US 4 / 3.5mm 24” / 60cm circular needle

Finished circumference at bottom: 54” /142cm
Finished circumference at top: 24” / 61cm
Finished length at centre front: 20” / 50cm
Finished length at centre back: 61/2 “ / 16cm

More information...


  • The ribbing at the top is worked first, in the round, then the “shawl” portion is worked back and forth beginning with a few stitches. Yarnovers at the edges and centre create a triangle shape. Decreases are worked at the end of each row to join the triangle portion to the ribbed band. When all of the ribbing stitches have been consumed, the cowl continues in the round with a fun smocked chevron pattern followed by an effective geometric lace edging featuring little textured knots. The edge blocks out into sharp points.

    VERSION INFORMATION

    thebe_v2.1.pdf

  • YARN

    437 yds/ 400m of fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape

    Shown in Ysolda Callisto (55% superwash BFL, 45% silk, 437 yds / 400m, 100g) in Wilhelmina and Club Colour 2018.

    NOTIONS

    Stitch marker

  • Why are we trialling pay what you can pricing?

    This was inspired by recent conversations amongst designers and knitters, about inclusion and sustainability. We were particularly inspired by Francoise Danoy who has introduced pay what works pricing on her gorgeous new WhakahoahoaShawl.

    We want the knitting community to be inclusive of knitters of all income levels and recognise that the cost of patterns and other materials excludes many people in both practical and social ways. At the same time, while I’ve chosen to build a business that doesn’t rely solely on pattern design income, we want it to be possible for designers to be fairly compensated for their work. We don’t want to communicate that patterns aren’t worth AT LEAST the current standard prices, if not more. We don’t know if this is the answer to finding balance between those two desires, but we thought it was worth trying and welcome your feedback.

    How does it work?

    That part is easy, just choose the price that works for you and check out as normal. Is this available on Ravelry? No, but you will be able to add your pattern to Ravelry after checkout. We’re not offering this via Ravelry because we’d have to do more manual processing. This may be available in the future.

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