Alvo by Inês Sousa
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October 2010
Lace ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
560 - 612 yards (512 - 560 m)
This pattern is available from for €4.90.

This pattern is also available as part of My Eco collection - Book 1: an eco-friendly e-book with 8 patterns (3 shawls - Alvo, Sopro and Estio; 2 berets - Mayla and Quadra, 2 cowls - Catita and Matiz and 1 hat - Ornato)

Alvo is an easy triangular shawl worked from the center back downwards to the edging. The body is knitted in a pretty lace st pattern resembling flowers, branches and hearts. The edge has a simple, yet dramatic effect due to the scallop stitch. I think this works beautifully as a wedding shawl too.

More information:

Pattern Style: Full, both written and charted.
Pattern Difficulty: Intermediate - skills required: garter tab Cast on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, basic lace knowledge, stretchy Bind-off (explained in the pattern).
Format Available: PDF

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Through the rest of the year 2010, 10% of the profits will be donated to AMI (a Portuguese Non Governmental Organization, private, non-profitable and independent) which work in the field helps people around the world.

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