Knitting for 12 years and crocheting most of her life, Lucinda Iglesias claims she still can’t really follow a pattern. But that hasn’t stopped her from designing patterns of her own! She just grabs yarn (she owns a LYS called Mont Tricot, so she’s got plenty to choose from) and starts playing.
Lucinda’s Campfire Shawl is a simple knit with beautifully placed eyelet detail. The pattern starts at the top with garter stitch and gradually widens as you knit down, working three sides at once. The body is mostly stockinette with elongated stitches added in every few rows and lace edging along the bottom. Knit in Berroco Karma on size 10 needles, you’ll be ready to wear your Campfire Shawl in no time.
How did you come up with this design?
We have an awesome fire pit at our house in the woods. The minute the snow melts, my husband has us out there in the evenings but it is often not warm enough. So this was meant to be the perfect campfire shawl.
How did you decide on the yarn?
I love Karma cause it is cool and has a bit of weight to it. It feels cozy without being super warm.
What’s your favorite project you’ve ever made? Why?
It’s so hard to say. My favorite is what is on my needles at any given moment. It’s what inspires me and makes me dream.
Any funny stories?
My sister is a diplomat and when visiting her in Turkey my husband and I went to the embassy for their American Trick-or-Treat night. I was merrily knitting away with new yarn and needles. When we arrived at the gate, we realized that we did not have our passports. My slightly annoyed sister had to vouch for us. Needless to say, she made some comments about having knitting but no ID.
If you could knit/crochet something for anyone in the world, who would it be?
My grandmother in Guatemala taught me how to crochet and she was so loving and giving. I would make her a glorious shawl – nothing fancy, just full of love.