women of a certain age are like sunflowers; they know how to turn their faces to the sun.

Friday, June 24, 2011


Naur vi eryn, lanc i dalaf.
Mathach vi geven?
Nostach vi 'wilith?
Mâb le i nagor,
Bâd gurth vi ngalad firiel.
Dorthach vi mar han?
Dagrathach go hain?

'The woods are burning,
the ground lies bare.
Do you feel it in the earth?
Can you smell it in the air?
The war is upon you,
Death moves in the fading light.
Are you part of this world?
Will you join their fight?'

- Words by Philippa Boyens, translated into Sindarin by David Salo,


A shoulder hugging organic lace wrap from the needles of Susan Pandorf

Size: 33 (36, 39, 42) (45, 48) inches wide by 10 inches tall

Materials: 440 (480, 520, 560) (600, 640) yds Alchemy Silken Straw in Forest Waltz or other DK weight yarn

size 4 (US) needles or to obtain gauge

Gauge: one pattern rep measures approx 1.5 inches wide & 1 inch tall, unblocked


suitable for beginning lace knitters

This pattern is intended to be left unblocked to maximize the likeness to moss. Wrap is knit flat in one piece, twisted and seamed at back of neck.

I love this piece! It is light as a feather and stays on your shoulders effortlessly, due to the strategic decreases in the pattern. By leaving it unblocked, you maximize the elasticity of the finished piece. It really does hug your shoulders.

Any fingering weight yarn will work, but the Alchemy Silken Straw really enhances both the lightness and the textural nature of the wrap. It's a little stiff to work with in the beginning but softens up beautifully as you work and has fabulous drape & color.

Now that my photos are done, I think this one is going into heavy rotation this summer. Just the thing for cool evening breezes...


jolene said...

This is absolutely gorgeous on you!

Donna said...

How do you measure for size? Bra size, bust measurement, or chest incl arms? Can't wait to start.

Susan Pandorf said...

You want to measure around your shoulders, including your arms

B said...

trying to buy this pattern and can't... clicked "buy now" on the sidebar but it says it's not available...

Susan Pandorf said...

try it now - I fixed the link