Alberta Bound by Kate Bostwick

Alberta Bound

June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Mountain Lace pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
438 yards (401 m)
Width at top: 40” [101.5 cm] Depth: 23” [58.5 cm]
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This top-down triangular shawlette is my tribute to Alberta, Canada. The central spine is a simple cable pattern that reminds me of the wheat that grows aplenty here. The lace pattern that makes up the body of the shawl represents the beautiful snow-capped Rocky Mountains, while the softly curving edges are my interpretation of our sparkling, electric blue glacial rivers and lakes.
The shawlette is worked from the top-down, starting with a garter stitch tab. The lace panels are worked simultaneously with the central cable. Then a series of short row sections are worked to give the edge some subtle curves. The shawl is finished with rows of garter stitch and then bound off.

Suggested Yarn The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock; 80% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% Nylon; 399 yds 365 m / 3.6 oz 100g - 350 yds Olive Leaf, 45 yds Tea Smoked

Needles US #5 3.75 mm 32” 80 cm circular.

Notions Stitch markers, tapestry needle, cable needle.

Gauge 21 stitches and 40 rows / 4 inches 10 cm in Mountain Lace pattern, blocked. Gauge is not critical for this project but keep in mind that yardage will vary with changes in gauge.

Size Width at top: 40” 101.5 cm, Depth: 23” 58.5 cm

Thank you once again to Eleanor Dixon for technical editing and to my wonderful testers for helping make this pattern work. Also, a huge thank you to my LYS, The Loop in Calgary, AB for inspiring the project and supporting me and all my knitting and designing efforts.