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Budding Shawlette

Knitting
September 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
64" x 32" (162 cm x 81 cm), customizable
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When I first saw this motif, it reminded me of a little bud, just making its way out of the leaves, almost like how I was poking my head out into my own designs. Thus, I named the pattern “Budding Shawlette.” The pattern has a little of everything, making it just right for trying out new techniques, from learning how to make a top down shawl, to adding beads to a shawl.

Pattern Updated: September 3, 2011
Pattern Updated: December 31, 2010

This pattern is fully charted and written out.

Additional Information
Materials:
-Knit Picks Palette (231yd 211m/50g) – 2 skeins
-Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle 16” or longer
-Tapestry needle
-Waste yarn
-Blocking pins
-Blocking wires
-Approx 410/1100 beads for the simple/complex beaded versions, respectively
-Size 12 steel crochet hook/wire to place beads

Abbreviations
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
CO – cast on
BO – bind off
rep – repeat
st(s) – stitch(es)
k – knit
p – purl
yo – yarn over
sl - slip
ssk – sl sl knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
psso – pass sl st over
tbl – through the back loop

Thank you to my original test knitters, ohsobroke, lnupermom, Rainlover, LibelleWool, claredragonfly, mandcpruitt, for testing this pattern!

Thank you to beaded test knitters, cjwray, WOWWOOL, Kybosh, 1968Dragon, CraftyLzrd, and brittanyreads for testing the beaded version. Special thanks go to JoCam1717 for letting me use her picture in the pattern, and stitchingnut for inspiring me to make these versions AND letting me use her picture in the pattern.