Alcott Shawl by Erika Flory
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Alcott Shawl

May 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
656 yards (600 m)
One size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Alcott is a simple shawl worked from the edging up to the neck, so all the hard work is right up front: once you’ve finished the edging, it’s smooth sailing as you decrease your way to the end.

The mercerized perle cotton yarn makes this a perfect weight shawl for late spring into air-conditioned summer, or it can be worked in a fine wool for cooler times.

While gauge is not crucial, using a heavier yarn and/or a larger needle will result in a larger shawl. Likewise, using wool and wet-blocking will also create a larger finished item. As shown in cotton, the finished measurements are approximately 16.25” back length x 38” wingspan.

When working the edging, I do suggest that you mark each repeat of the pattern.

Directions for the edging are both charted and written out.