Caladan by Barbara Benson


April 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
0.9 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
15 x 41 with option for a smaller size
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Caladan is the stormy and windswept ocean home world of House Atreides; the watery and wavy elements of this crescent shaped shawl were designed to evoke these images, with some beautiful beads added in for fun. It is particularly well suited to watery colored variegated yarns, not to say that it wouldn’t look fabulous in other colors!

Caladan is the fifth shawl in my Dune series of crescent shaped shawls inspired by the House Atreides. It requires intermediate knitting skills including wrong side patterning, beading, and complex decreases. Experienced lace knitters will find enough to keep them interested and beginning lace knitters will probably find it a challenge.

A note on materials:
Instructions are provided completely written out, with a chart option for the bulk of the lacework. You will need 4 stitch markers, 400 size 6/0 beads and a crochet hook of appropriate size to apply the beads (I used a #8) to complete this piece.

A note on yardage:
The full sized shawl will take between 450 - 500 yards. During test knitting there was considerable variance in yardage used, so I have provided an option for a slightly smaller version of the shawl for those with skeins of fingering weight in the 400 - 450 yard range. Also included is a suggestion as to where to start a contrast color edging if that is a better solution for you.

A note on techniques:
Pattern includes a link to the Twisted German Cast-on, so check that out if you are going to travel with the project. Link Here
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