Introducing VLSI

As the days lengthen and warm, this transition piece adds understated elegance while taking the edge off air conditioning too optimistic for the current temperature.

Named in honor of Lynn Conway and her VLSI microelectronics design revolution (with Carver Mead). She forever changed computer science with this paradigm shift.

While I’ve focused on software for my entire career, the design offers a nod to her rapid prototyping process.

The stitch pattern is comprised of a simple ve-stitch chain anchored with a single crochet, providing a rhythm to work and a standard stitch as the design foundation. To add interest, there are short intervals with picots.

Lorna’s Laces variegated and speckled yarns are highlighted in this shawl, and while designed in two similar hues, it looks forward to your experimentation.

The piece could be stunning all in the same colourway or even working the entire 13 row repeat before switching yarn. If you do mix it up, please remember that you may require additional yardage.

For more information about Conway and the Mead-Conway Revolution, please see:
Pattern details:

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills required: foundation single crochet, single crochet, half-double crochet.
Sizes: Petite (Regular) [Petite is shown]
Finished Measurements: 17in/43cm wide x 66 (82)in/167.5 (208)cm long
Gauge: In stitch pattern: 4 (sc, ch 5) groups wide and 8.5 long = 4in/10cm blocked

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; 435 yards/398 meters per 100 gram skein)
Color A: Aslan, 1 (1) skein
Color B: Owen, 1 (1) skein
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
Notions: tapestry needle, removable stitch marker (optional)

The pattern is available for $6 and immediate download at ravelry | craftsy | etsy.

Thank you:

Lorna’s Laces provided yarn support.
This pattern was tech edited by Lindsey Stephens of Poetry in Yarn.

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