Courbette by Rachel Molenaar


March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
360 - 380 yards (329 - 347 m)
one size
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This crescent-shaped shawlette is worked in four sections, each a different color. A combination of faggoting, cable, and points adorn the lower edge of each section; simple garter stitch speeds the knitting and highlights gorgeous yarns. Each subsequent section is connected to the previous section as you go – no sewing!

The sample uses Footlights (by Blue Ridge Yarns), which is sold in color-coordinating bundles of four mini skeins. However, this pattern is well suited to using up leftover fingering weight yarn.

Courbette is part of the Airs Above the Ground Collection. Each of four shawlettes in the collection can be made with a single skein of fingering-weight yarn. Look for “Mezair” (lace border worked sideways, crescent-shaped, short-row body), “Capriole” (top-down, semi-circular, lace), and “Levade” (bottom-up, heart-shaped, lace).