April Lady by Renee Van Hoy

April Lady

Loom Knitting
June 2015
Purple Fleece Radiant Gradient
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in garter
440 yards (402 m)
42 x 18 x 32 inches blocked; adjustable
low vision format available
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This is a loom knit pattern.

This sweet little shawl has a rather unique “square back” shape. The neckline curves nicely to hug your shoulders and stay in place. The pattern is written for 64 pegs, but you may make this any size you like. The shape is particularly well suited for graduate dyed yarns that are done with matching ends – where the color repeats are 1 2 3 4 3 2 1. You may see these skeins sold for making matching pairs of socks, sometimes as two skeins, or one large skein. There is an option for adding beads to the center lace column.

Size: Sample blocked to 42 in. width across the bottom, 18 in. long from neck to bottom, and 32 in. long from shoulder to points.

Loom: 3/8 inch gauge loom with 64 pegs, but any gauge and number of pegs may be used.

Yarn: 440 yards fingering weight wool or wool blend that will block and hold a shape; for ¾ inch gauge looms, worsted weight yarn is recommended.

Loom tool
Crochet hook
Embroidery needle
Blocking tools
One moveable marker
90 Beads – optional*

April Lady is part of the e-book “Loom Knit Shawls III: Romance”. This e-book is comes with two .pdf files, a large print (24 point font) version, and a paper-saver (12 point font) version. It is screen reader and tablet friendly. Also included are diagrams of all six patterns, and a full photo gallery.

My patterns are low vision and screen reader accessible. The text is black, Arial and large print 24 point font. All of the directions are fully written out and no charts are relied on to complete the patterns. No italics are used. They are screen reader and tablet friendly.