Boon Lay by Åsa Tricosa
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Boon Lay

Knitting
September 2016
Lace ?
18 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in main mesh motif
US 4 - 3.5 mm
875 - 1640 yards (800 - 1500 m)
S: 158 x 66 cm (62" x 26") – L: 170 x 85 cm (67" x 33")
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Boon Lay (aka Jamie’s Shawl) is the big sister of both Tiong Bahru and Serangoon and, like them, sprouted in Singapore. Hence their names.

Errata: Chart 7, Row 81: ignore the final ssk (orange square). Please.

Boon Lay is a generous and elegant, crescent-y shawl that ends in a spectacular border of billowing flowers & fans.
Three additional lace motifs and two different mesh patterns create an interesting interplay of textures along the way.

  • Boon Lay begins with my version of a Shawl Tab
  • A 4-row lacy edging is knitted along with the shawl
  • The main mesh is so-called true lace (patterned on both sides)
  • The first mesh and the other three motifs are for the most part patterned only on the Right Side

The green shawl in the photos is the LARGE shawl, knitted in Wollmeise Lace-Garn (Grünfink).

  • Approx yarn requirement: 1500 m (the sample required 1315 m)

The red shawl is the SMALLER shawl, knitted in Gossamer Web Firebird (Klingon Bloodwine).

  • Approx yarn requirement: 750 m

The instructions are written for how to interpret and work the charts for two sizes. Note that there are no row by row written instructions, except for Chart 1. It has been written out to get you confidently started

Useful tutorials linked to in the pattern
Abbreviations
Åsa’s Shawl Tab
M1R/M1L
Stretchy Cast Off
Winding Cast On