April 2010
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
380 yards (347 m)
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Althea is the perfect summer shawl. I love the touch of Blue Faced Leicester, it feels soft and smooth against your skin. You can easily wear it over a camisole or summer dress and, because of the shape of the shawl, it will stay on your shoulders. You can easily make the shawl to your desired size by adding repeats of the open lace pattern which is very easy to memorize. Althea is perfect for working on at your knitting group.

Yarn: 380 yds/350m fingering weight yarn. Sample shown in Opus Sock from Storm in the Attic. (75% Blue Faced Leicester, 25% Nylon)
Needles: 1 US 5/3.75 mm circular of length 48 in/120 cm.
Crochet hook: US F/3.75 mm or larger for provisional cast on.

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 in /10 cm in pattern stitch after blocking.

Directions are given for 1 size: 50 in/127 cm wide and 20 in/51 cm long at center.