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Castaway Shawlette

Knitting
November 2012
Lace / 2 ply ?
26 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
450 - 470 yards (411 - 430 m)
One Size (57"/145cm wide x 17"/43cm high)
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You’ve been cast up on a desert island. Luckily, you kept hold of your skein of Malabrigo Lace and a circular needle, so why not cast on a Castaway?

This is a straightforward “wide” shawlette (four increases on the “right” side, two on the “wrong”), mostly knitting one way and purling the other, with an occasional row that will cause your stitches to run. The final section creates a pretty ruffle along the edge.

Malabrigo Lace knits up into a divinely soft and cozy shawlette (an LYS owner friend of mine thought it was cashmere!). The pattern takes advantage of the yarn’s tendency to be a little sticky, which will keep the dropped-stitch ladders open and lacy.

Desert island? Not too bad!

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Skills needed
Casting on
Binding off
Knitting
Purling
Increasing
Decreasing

Thanks!
Technical Editing: Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
Test Knitting: Elizabeth Hutchinson, Annie Rota
Photography: Nicholas Dames
Location: Maine Maritime Museum