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Cristata Shawl

Knitting
November 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
220 - 250 yards (201 - 229 m)
13.5" x 48"; fingering, DK or worsted weight yarn
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Named for a beautiful species of crested orchids, this versatile shawlette is really a cross between a shawl and a scarf and as such it can be worn in many different ways.

It is knitted in one piece starting with the cast on at the bottom edge of the textured panels followed by easy short rows (no wraps) which give the shawlette a unique and elegant crescent form.

Any solid colored yarn will show off the wonderfully textured diamond crests with optional bobbles to best advantage. Knit with just 225 yards, Cristata is a fun and quick project,
great for last minute gift knitting, and a perfect
little stash buster.

August 2011 The Ravelry pattern pdf now includes written lace instructions as well as directions for an optional textured edging.

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