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Anastasia's Alpaca Shawl

Knitted Gems
Knitting
January 2008
Lace / 2 ply ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch, blocked & slightly stretched
US 1 - 2.25 mm
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
One size
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This is a shawl that surely even Cinderella would have wanted to wear. Yet, it was given to her step-sister Anastasia.

The shawl is knit in lightweight alpaca wool, lending it softness without heaviness. Several beads are woven into the front of the shawl to provide not only a hint of shimmer but also a lovely drape.

The simple design allows the shawl to be serviceable for everyday wear. Take it from home to work to out on the town. The simple design also equates to an easy yet entertaining knit.

Finished Measurements (After blocking):
Width at top of shawl: 56 inches/142 cm
Length: 28 inches/71 cm

Materials needed:
•One 40-inch/100 cm circular needle in size 1/2.5 mm
•570 8mm seed beads
•One place marker
•Row counter
•Sewing Needle with which to string the beads on

Recommended Knitting Skill level:
Easy

Knitting Stitches used in pattern:
Knit, Purl, Double Yarnover, SKP, Slip stitch, and K2tog.