Cecile by Deborah Dar Woon
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May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
420 - 800 yards (384 - 732 m)
small, medium, large
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Dedicated to my mom, Cecile, the 6th sister.
She had an infectious smile that immediately put everyone at ease. This crescent shawl represents that smile – something you can wrap yourself in, whenever you need to brighten your day.

Yarn information
Small – SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 388 m/425 yds per 115 g/4 oz skein, 1 skein
Medium (shown) – SweetGeorgia Cashsilk Lace; 55% silk, 45% cashmere; 366 m/400 yds per 50 g/1.75 oz skein; 1 skein “spring garden” and 1 skein “lettuce wrap”
Large - SweetGeorgia Yarns Cashluxe Spark; 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% spark; 384 m/420 yds per 115 g/4 oz skein, 2 skeins
Size: small – 115 cm/45” span, 36 cm/14” depth (medium - 152 cm/60”, 46cm/18”, large – 164 cm/64”, 51 cm/20”)

Gauge and needle:
3.50 mm/US 4 circular needle, minimum 60 cm/24 in long, or the needle size you need to meet gauge
Unblocked gauge is 26 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette
Gauge is not imperative for this project, but adjustments will affect the final size and yardage requirement. You want a flexible fabric that drapes well.

Other supplies:
Darning needle, tape measure, 2 or more stitch markers; optional - size 8/0 or 6/0 seed (rocailles) beads – 416 (512, 608) total; for bind off only – 104 (128, 152), crochet hook or dental floss to apply beads.

Skills and techniques: garter stitch tab, provisional cast on, knit, purl, yo, k2tog, ssk, directional double decrease; place bead as you knit

Huge thanks to my sample and test knitters: Valerie, Denise, Frances, Nadine, Maple, Barb, Ling, and Nigel

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