Christmas Lights Shawl by Bronwyn Parry
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Christmas Lights Shawl

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October 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 - 1100 yards (503 - 1006 m)
shawlette, medium & large shawls
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Christmas is celebrated in many different ways across the world, but one thing that’s common in many cultures is the tradition of stringing Christmas lights - in the streets, around the home, and on the Christmas tree - reflections of the star of the Christmas story.

This semi-circular shawl has Christmas Trees radiating from a star, with beaded lace motifs sparkling like decorative lights. It is knitted from the top centre-back outwards.

The instructions are provided for three sizes, a shawlette, and a medium and large shawl, and are in two formats – as charts, and as written instructions.

You can download the first two pages of the pattern, with yarn and bead requirements and approximate measurements for each size, as a free pattern preview.

A table listing the percent complete for each section for each size can be downloaded as a one-page .pdf file here.

While the lace stitches are not complex, the pattern has five sections/charts and requires some concentration in places, so it is recommended for intermediate knitters.

Please come and join us in the Bronwyn Parry Designs group for KALs and general chat.

A note about printing: Because the pattern contains 5 sections, and both written and charted instructions, it is 14 pages long. To preserve ink, paper, etc., those wishing to use only the charts should print only pages 1 - 7. Those wishing to use the written instructions should print pages 1 - 3 and 8 - 14.

In versions downloaded before 1 November 2010, there are 2 errors in the written instructions:
In Section A, row 35, the Gore section should begin:
k2, (k2tog, yo) 3 times.
(The yo was inadvertently ommitted)

In Section C, row 5, the Gore/Body section should read:
k6, sk2p, k6, sm, k6, kfbf, k5 sm, k7, sk2p, k6