Welcome to SKEINO'S
MISS GRACE RESOURCE CENTER
Everything you need to successfully
knit (or crochet) your first Miss Grace Shawl
Also AVAILABLE AS A CROCHET PATTERN
The history behind MISS GRACE
Designed by Bjorn and inspired from a love of tapestry weaving our Miss Grace designs introduced a new way to knit. By combining the look of the two crafts: we knit with different colors over portions of the work to form a design. Thus Tapestry Knitting was born!
For this design, we use the Garter Stitch. Each Garter Stitch Ridge (GSTR) becomes a part of the design and it free forms straight and wavy lines. This technique steps out of the characteristic vertical (stitches) and horizontal (rows) construction of a knitted piece. y using short row forms into the knitting the following rows have to “wave” like the weft (horizontal threads) in a tapestry. By adding more short row forms into the “valleys” of the rows, the lines create another wave. It’s a play with “hills” and “valleys” to finally end up with a straight line to complete a piece.
We further enhance the design using different colors to make the wavy rows and forms more visible which creates the tapestry look.
Like the painters in the early years drew “Cartoons” for a tapestry, I drew a Shawl with lines, waves, and forms. I started knitting in one corner and followed a count of Garter Stitch Ridges, stitches and colors. It doesn’t end here – the design possibilities are endless!
When finishing my shawl I added a knitted “frame” on the edge holding all the lines waves and forms together.
It was a lot of fun and I didn’t want to stop knitting the shawl in this technique. If you want to try it we know you'll love it to!