Autumn Gold Shawl by Jayalakshmi

Autumn Gold Shawl

Knitting
March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
550 - 650 yards (503 - 594 m)
53″ [135 cm] wide, after wet blocking. 18” [46 cm] deep at center x 7” [18 cm] wide at the ends.
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Autumn Gold Shawl is a light-weight, crescent shawl that uses the Ginkgo leaf lace pattern. The Ginkgo tree is a traditional symbol of agelessness and timelessness. The fan-shaped leaves turn a golden yellow during fall, giving the tree its characteristic name – Autumn Gold.

The Ginkgo leaf lace stitch lends great texture, character, and sophistication to the shawl, while also making for an interesting knit. Combine it with delicate, solid, tonal or gradient yarn, and you have an heirloom piece that can be passed from mother to daughter.

Knit in Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4ply in the glorious Harvest Gold shade, the shawl works up like a treat!

Finished Measurements:
53″ 135 cm wide, after wet blocking.
18” 46 cm deep at center x 7” 18 cm wide at the ends

Yarn:
Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4 ply (85% British Bluefaced Leicester,15% silk; 218 yards 200 meters/50 grams): Harvest Gold (3 balls)

Needles:
US size 6 (4.0 mm) and size 8 (5 mm): 32” circular
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions:
Approx. 105 size 6/0 (4 mm) beads, 18 removable stitch markers, tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends, blocking pins/wires.

Gauge:
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking on smaller needles.

Techniques:
Beaded long tail cast on, short rows, knit and purl decreases, knitted lace bind off, pre-stringing beads