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Alexandra Shawl

Knitting
March 2014
Lace / 2 ply ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Lace chart
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Width: 50" / 127 cm, Depth: 19" / 48 cm
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This shawl is worked from the top down with a centre insertion panel which creates a lovely shape that sits nicely on the shoulders. The shawl is shaped by working increases at the beginning, end, and either side of the central insertion, on every other row.

materials
1 skein SweetGeorgia CashSilk Lace in Oceanside (400 yds / 365 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g skein; 55% Silk, 45% Cashmere).

needles

  • Size US 4 / 3.5mm, 32” / 80 cm long circular needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  • Size E / 3.5mm crochet hook (for crochet edging)

notions

  • 30gr size 8/0 seed beads (approximately 1,120 beads)
  • 0.50 mm crochet hook (for adding beads)
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

gauge
20 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in chart D, after blocking. Exact gauge is not essential but a change in gauge may affect the finished size of the shawl and the amount of yarn needed.