Allegro Shawl by Kari-Helene Rane

Allegro Shawl

September 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Lace stripe pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
7.0 mm
420 - 504 yards (384 - 461 m)
S, M, L
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Allegro is an unusual, wrap around top, with ribbed waistband and open back. This top is extremely lightweight due to its open lace stitch. It is very easy to make and knits up really fast, with very little finishing needed. A superb piece to wear over a summer dress or t-shirt with jeans or as a layering piece for winter. Allegro is superb for protecting your neck and upper back against chilly evenings and is so light, you almost forget you are wearing it. Pictured here with the cross-over at the front, Allegro can be worn with this at the back so that the draped poncho look is forwards.

Photographed in the colour Alpaca Sand
Knitted in Purl Alpaca designs DK 100% alpaca yarn
Skill level: novice
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit 53-68cm/21-27″ waist
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit 68-88cm/27-34.5″ waist
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit 88-103/35-41″ waist
(Measurements are all approximate as Allegro shawl is very flexible and each given size can easily accommodate a smaller or larger size.)

Needle size: 7mm straight and 4mm circular
Tension: 10sts and 12 rows to 10cm square over Lace Stitch using 7mm needles