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Buteo

Knitting
September 2014
Lace ?
19 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in main lace pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
960 - 970 yards (878 - 887 m)
One size
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The beautiful stitch pattern plays with negative space to really highlight the feathers. Beads adorn the edge motif.

10/4/2017: Line by line instructions added for charts.

Pattern Notes
This shawl is worked from the bottom edge up. Decreases in the charts and short rows in the body are worked to shape the shawl. A purl ridge and I cord bind off ensure the top edge won’t roll.

The feather motif is very heavily modified from Herbert Niebling’s Königskerze.

Finished Measurements
Depth (edge): 20in / 51cm (note: edge blocks out deeper than gauge suggests because of lace pattern)
Depth (center): 22in / 56cm
Outer edge: 102in / 259cm
Inner edge: 50in / 127cm

Yarn
Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Lace, 90% superwash merino / 10% cashmere (1050 yds / 960m per 3.5oz / 100g), 1 skein, shown in Maple Red. As knit, shawl used 965 yds /882m.

Needles
US2 / 2.75mm needles or size to obtain gauge
US2.5 / 3mm dpns (2) for I cord bind off.

Gauge
approx 19 sts and 48 rows = 4in / 10 cm in lace (blocked)
24 sts and 48 rows = 4in / 10cm in St st (blocked)
Precise gauge is not necessary, but alterations in gauge will affect yarn requirements. Note that this shawl is blocked quite vigorously.

Notions
yarn needle, stitch markers as desired, cable needle for 1/1 crosses
crochet hook, dental floss or Fleegle Beader for beading
(352) 8-0 beads, shown in S/L Flame Red AB

Skills
lace knitting, working 1/1 crosses on the WS, I cord bind off (see Resouces), beading (see Resouces)

Thank you to my tech editor, KT Vaughan.