I am hosting my first knit-a-long for the Bordertown shawl in Sunny with a Chance of Knitting group. The thread for KAL is here.
I hope you will join us :-) The KAL starts on September 2. You can join the KAL at any time, but you need to finish the shawl and post your pictures by the KAL finish day of October 15 in order to qualify for prizes.
The pattern was designed for Sunshine Yarns and was exclusive to the Sunshine yarns for few month and sold as a kit with Sunshine Yarns UltraLuxe Light. There are still some kits available from Sunshine yarns website. Also, the kit can be special ordered in other colors. Just let Dani from Sunshine Yarns know.
Bordertown is an elegant shawl that features combination of simple lace and cables. The picot edge adds visual interest. The shawl is knitted sideways. One side of the picot/cable border and the top edge are knitted simultaneously with the body of the shawl. The other half of the border is knitted along the bind off edge at the same time as bind off is done. Bordertown is light and airy shawl for you to enjoy. The shawl looks lovely in both solid and variegated yarns.
The instructions are both written and charted.
After blocking, the sample shawl measures 168 cm (66 inches) long along the top edge and 82 cm (32 inches) deep.
The gauge in lace pattern after blocking measures 12 sts x 18 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm. The gauge is not critical in knitting this shawl. Adjust your needle size to suit your yarn and achieve the size and the look of the shawl of your choice.
1 skein of UltraLuxe Light by Sunshine Yarns, Fingering / 4 ply (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk) 420 yards / 100 grams in colorway Golden Leaves.
The shawl is knitted sideways. One side of the picot/cable border and the top edge are knitted simultaneously with the body of the shawl. The other half of the border is knitted along the bind off edge at the same time as bind off is done. Border section will use about 12-14% of the total yarn used and if you have a scale, you can use your skein to the last inch. This information is included in the pattern as well as to how many sts you need to knit for a 100g skein.