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April Shawl

Knitting
April 2012
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
440 yards (402 m)
One size
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The first little drops of a rain make me happy… They don’t wet you. They rest on your shoulders like tiny sparkling jewels…
The beaded border of this shawl was designed to remind you of those first little raindrops… The body is worked from the neck down, with a crescent shape, and once it is completed, the border is worked sideways, with short repeats that are fun and fast to complete.

Finished Measurements:
51 inches (127 cm) from side to side and 20½ inches (51 cm) from top to bottom.

Materials:
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100g /440y): 1 skein.
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) knitting needles.
Beads: 210 glass seed beads (aprox. 20g). The ones used in the sample are size 6/0 Miyuki Seed Beads.
Other Notions: Stitch markers, row counter (optional).

Gauge: 18 st and 28 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch, AFTER BLOCKING.