Before Sunrise by Alla Saenko

Before Sunrise

November 2014
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
390 - 640 yards (357 - 585 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Before Sunrise is a crescent shaped shawl with a soft and lofty look and just enough amount of drape. The sample lace mohair shawl was made with two strands of lace weight yarn held together, one of which is a smooth yarn, to add body and drape, and another one is lace mohair yarn, to add softness and luxurious feel to this accessory. The shawl can also be knit in fingering or sock weight yarn.

This shawl design features reversible stitch patterns (eyelets, lace/mesh and garter stitch) that create an equally beautiful fabric on both sides. The shawl is knit bottom up and shaped with short rows technique. By changing the colours of the yarn as you progress or using a gradient yarn to show it off to its best advantage, you create the fabric with stripes and semicircular shapes.

The pattern is given in three sizes.

Finished Measurements (approx):
(depth x width, approx, blocked)
Small: 18 x 54 inches (45 x 137 cm)
Medium: 22 x 65 inches (56 x 165 cm)
Large: 26 x 76 inches (66 x 193 cm)

15 sts x 34 rows to 10cm/4in square over garter stitch on 3.75mm/US #5 needles, blocked.

Yardage required (approx, given for fingering/sock weight yarn)
Small: 390 yards (355 m);
Medium: 500 yards ( 550 m);
Large: 640 yards ( 700 m)

Yarn used in a sample:
One strand of lace yarn - Peruvian Baby Lace Merino
(in one colour), and one strand of lace mohair yarn - Silken Kydd (two colours); two lace strands held together to make an equivalent of one strand of fingering weight yarn

3.75mm/US #5 circular needles (24” or longer - to accommodate all the stitches), or size to obtain gauge; 2 stitch markers; tapestry needle

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