Antares by Laura Patterson
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April 2015
Lace ?
17 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
0.85 mm
550 - 1125 yards (503 - 1029 m)
56.75 x 36.75 (68.75 x 43, 81 x 43)
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Antares is a triangular shawl that is worked from the top down, beginning with a tab cast on, and is shaped with increases worked on RS rows at both ends and on either side of the center stitch. The beautiful Estonian lace stitch grows out of the garter stitch rows that form the top of the shawl. Shawl is finished with a delicate beaded border.

Finished size: 56.75 x 36.75 (68.75 x 43, 81 x 43).

Yarn: Lace weight; 550 (800, 1125) yards.

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles.

Crochet hook: US 13 (0.85 mm), used for placing beads.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, yo, s2-k1tog-p2sso, centered triple decrease, 3-into-7 increase, tab cast on.

Beads: 275 (350, 450) Swallow Hills Creations 8/0 seed beads in Purple Iris (optional).

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Stitch patterns: Charted.