Belle by Libby Jonson

Belle

Knitting
December 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking-stitch stripes
US 6 - 4.0 mm
865 yards (791 m)
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Swooping from smooth garter-and-stocking-stitch stripes into softly undulating textured lace, Belle is a chic triangular shawl with a gorgeous lace border and stunning stripes, finished off with a fabulous picot bind-off.

Drape her across your shoulders or wrap her around your neck to keep warm. Her striped body is relaxing and enjoyable to knit and the lace is a simple combination of familiar stitches that together create a stunning finish.

Feminine yet unfussy, Belle uses two skeins of treasured, soft, fingering-weight yarn, with the option of frivolous mohair/silk for the lace border.

Including charted and written instructions, Belle is ideal for newish knitters wanting to expand their skills.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan approx. 78”/199 cm (blocked).
Depth approx. 28”/71 cm (blocked).

GAUGE
18 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter & stocking-stitch stripes, flat, after blocking.

YARN
2 skeins of Eden Cottage Yarns Keld Fingering (90% Superwash Merino, 10% linen; 393 yds/360 m per 100g skein), 1 skein in “Zeppelin” (Yarn A - silver); and 1 skein in “Chestnut” (Yarn B - brown, 1 skein of Shibui knits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair/40% silk; 330 yds/302 m per 25g skein), 1 skein in “Field” (Yarn C - olive).

If substituting yarn, a total of approx. 786 yds/720 m of fingering-weight yarn - 393 yds/360 m each for Yarn A & B - and approx. 79 yds/72 m of lace-weight yarn.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size US 6/4 mm circular needles approx. 32”/80 cm long.
1 stitch marker.

(Optional) pins & wires for blocking.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

SKILL LEVEL
2 balls (see: https://www.trulymyrtle.com/blog/all-the-balls)

As with all Truly Myrtle designs, the pattern has been professionally edited and test knitted.