Arctium by Marnie MacLean


September 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4 inches
in Large Motif Lace Chart
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 yards (411 m)
One size. Pattern includes instructions for modifications
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450 yards of fingering weight yarn
Note: I was able to finish each sample with a single skein of yarn but it was very close. Even subtle differences in gauge can change yardage, so it is advisable to buy a second skein, if you can.

US 6 / 4mm circular knitting needle, at least 36” / 91 cm long
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Blocking supplies

Because of the way the shawl is blocked, the gauge will vary throughout the shawl. Work a swatch that is 2 Large Motif repeats wide and 1.5 Large Motifs deep.
1 motif is approximately 4” / 10 cm wide by 6” / 15 cm wide in swatch.
Note: gauge is approximated here and is not instrumental to the success of this shawl but may impact the finished size and yardage required for your piece.

Reading charts
Casting on
Binding off
Yarn overs
Working lace on WS rows

Is it a shawl? A capelet? Maybe a scarf? Some sort of frankensteinian love child of the three? It doesn’t really matter how you wear it or what you call it, it’ll add a bit of beauty and warmth to anything you pair it with.
This is a true lace pattern, with pattern stitches worked on right and wrong side rows. It’s worth the little bit of extra attention it takes, to produces such a dramatic lace pattern.

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