Alchemy Sparky Shawlette by Gina Wilde

Alchemy Sparky Shawlette

Knitting
July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in Tweedy
US 6 - 4.0 mm
425 yards (389 m)
40” top edge; 20” top to tip of shawlette
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

Alchemy Yarns’ Sparky Shawlette works two spectacular yarns to a stunning effect. Combining simple stockinette stripes with a central feather & fan lace panel and border, the mitered shawlette is the perfect accessory to add a little sparkle to your life!

The Sparky Shawlette is an ideal project for knitters of all levels. For a beginning knitter, this is a great design to make your first foray into lace knitting. Nothing is easier to knit in the lace world than good old feather & fan, a traditional way to add not only lace, but also wonderful movement to a knit design. The design is worked on the miter, starting with only a few stitches on the needle, and adding 4 stitches every other row, with the central lace panel designated by stitch markers. Because of this construction, the piece quickly gains length, which is always encouraging (who doesn’t love instant gratification?) The two yarns, Sparky and Tweedy, are worked in intuitive stripes, with 4 rows knit in each yarn; there is no need to cut the yarns as you work, as you can easily strand the yarn not in play alongside the right edge as you trade out textures. The piece culminates in a glorious fanfare of all lace, with the bottom several inches constructed entirely in the feather & fan lace, still alternating stripes of the two yarns.

For the more experienced knitter, this is a super fun and relaxing project, a knit-while-you-watch-a movie kind of pattern, or a great companion for traveling.

A word about Sparky …
Think Silken Straw with sparkle!

A pure silk thread wrapped in a subtle sparkle, Sparky creates truly unique fabric, maintaining all the qualities that make Alchemy Yarns Silken Straw world-famous.
Dazzling & delicious, Sparky is super easy to knit, embraces a variety of gauges, and is just the ticket for the most elegant and sophisticated knitting.

97% silk (and a tiny 3% sparkle!)

Available in all alchemy colors

Alchemy Yarns’ Sparky Shawlette works two spectacular yarns to a stunning effect. Combining simple stockinette stripes with a central feather & fan lace panel and border, the mitered shawlette is the perfect accessory to add a little sparkle to your life!