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Diamond Corner Shawl

Knitting
July 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 38.5 rows = 4 inches in Lace pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1969 yards (1800 m)
One size
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This generously sized design begins with a central spine of undulating lace with side wings that are created by picking up and knitting into the side edges of the spine and working towards the bottom edge.  This shawl is more ‘bat-like’ than triangular and although the pattern begins on straight needles and is worked in rows I recommend using a number of circular needles to accommodate the width of the project transferring to a shorter needle as the shawl narrows. Delicate picot detailing features on both cast on and cast off edges of the spine as well as the beginning of each row on both ‘wings’ which eliminates the need to pick up knit large numbers of stitches to finish the edges. Instructions are given in a combination of charted and written form.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate upwards

MATERIALS
9 x Jeanette Sloan Baby Alpaca / Silk 4ply 200 m / 50g (218 yards / 1 ¾ oz)
(Shown in sh 879 Mist)

FINISHED SIZE
193 cm (76 in) wide across widest top edge and 86 cm (33 ¾ in) long at centre spine

NEEDLES
One pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles
3.25mm (US 3) circular needles in the following lengths;
150 cm (59 in)
120 cm (47 in)
80 cm (31 ½ in)
60 cm (23 ½ in)

TENSION
25 sts and 38.5 rows to 10 cm (4 inches) measured over pattern using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles or size needed to achieve stated tension