Athena by Wendy McDonnell


March 2015
Lace ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2200 - 2268 yards (2012 - 2074 m)
small/medium and large with instructions for larger
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Athena will begin as an MKAL starting on July 1, 2015, clues will come out once a week on Wednesdays. Join the no chat Yahoo Group to find out when we are dyeing and shipping. We have a Ravelry Group here for contests, spoilers, prizes and chat.

Three patterns in one you will get instructions for making a circular shawl, skirt or poncho. The skirt will have options for ending it in several places to make different lengths. What with Athena being the goddess of wisdom and craft, I couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate name for these patterns. Come to the blog and see how Grecian we go. Your choice of ANY color for the yarn, we will shade it from light to dark. ENJOY!

Yarn: Yarn Fairy Silklin 648 yards per 100 gram skein, 3.5 skeins.
Needle: US size 3/3.25mm, 32 inch long circular,
DPN’s for c/o of shawl.
Beads: 20 Crystaletes-color to match-skirt only,
500 4x3 fringe beads clear rainbow for edge.
Hook: US size 18/.40mm which can be found here. It’s labeled as a Lacis 16 but if you watch the video you will see it works on this yarn it’s more of an 18. It’s perfect for the fringe beads which might be difficult on a larger size hook.
Gauge: 20 stitches, 28 row over 4 inches of st st, blocked.
Finished Measurements:
Shawl: 72 inch wingspan, across the center from side to side.
Skirt approximately 32-36” long or your choice.
Skirt 32-36 inches long determined by knitter
Small/Medium: waist 38 inches or less, (3” positive ease, 41 inches)
Large and Poncho: waist 40-57 inches, (3” positive ease, 60 inches)
Larger sizes can be made by additional repeats of chart, 18 st increments.
288 + 18 = 306 sts and 61 inches.
306 + 18 = 324 sts and 64.5 inches, and so on.