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An Apple a Day Shawl

Knitting
September 2013
Fingering weight yarn, wool or wool blend
Bee Mice Elf Merino Nylon Sock (450 yds)
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
440 - 625 yards (402 - 572 m)
Shawlette Size, and Large Size
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Errata available: /patterns/show

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Description:
The “An Apple a Day” Shawl pattern comes with both charts and written instructions and has been professionally tech edited and test knit to give you a pleasant knitting experience.
The “Apple” Shawl is the perfect way to show off a beautiful skein of hand-dyed yarn.
This crescent shaped shawl has a graceful shape that’s easy to wear, as it stays on without a shawl pin; it can work as a scarf and be draped in many different ways.
It’s designed to use one skein (about 440 yds/400 m) of a solid, or semi-solid yarn such as Bee Mice Elf Fingering weight yarn.
Beginning with a center neck cast on, the shawl is knit top down to the edge.

Inspiration:
It reflects the theme of the Apple in all its seasons by including small apple blossoms scattered lightly over the stockinette stitch section; a lattice design indicating the harvest with big wicker baskets of apples; and round motifs showing the crisp juicy apples themselves.
A lace edging representing the leaves on the apple trees is blocked into points to finish off the shawl. You may opt to add beads to this edging to simulate the morning dew.
A “Mellow” version uses just K2tog and YO (and knit and purl) so that it can be completed by a beginning Lace Knitter.

Sizes:
Instructions for a one-skein shawlette size, a larger size shawl -- as well as an easier “mellow” version of both -- are provided. The blue shawl at left is the larger size.
Measurements:
Approx 17 (20) in /43 (50) cm deep, and 90 (140) in /235 (352) cm around outer edge, after blocking..

Gauge:
24 st and 34 rows = 4 in/10 cm in st st.
Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished item.

Notions:
Stitch markers
Beads (optional) About 280 beads for smaller size, 320 beads for the larger size.
Small crochet hook for placing beads.

An Apple a Day” will be fun for the intermediate lace knitter. Newer knitters -- or those who just like a more relaxing knit -- will enjoy the “mellow” version alternative.

Pattern is 12 pages and includes both Lace Charts and written lace instructions.

Errata: Pattern was updated to include errata on Jan 21, 2014. Make sure you have Version 2.

Also: Row 21, in the Large Shawl pattern, LH section, it should be -

Row 21: … , sl1, yo, k1, (star)yo, k2tog, rep from (star) to 1 st before marker, k1, yo, sm, k4. 474 sts.

( I write (star) above to replace the asterisk because it doesn’t show up properly)