Diamond Stripe Lace Shawl by Michelle Miller

Diamond Stripe Lace Shawl

Knitting
July 2010
Lace ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
787 - 788 yards (720 - 721 m)
54 inches by 18 inches
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This pattern is available from knitpicks.com for $1.99.

The diamond-stripes in the Diamond Stripe Lace Shawl look suspiciously like the Atomic Force Microscope cantilever that played center stage in my recently completed Master’s thesis. This is the same mechanical cantilever that brought in equal parts joy and defeat and consumed every waking moment until I was finished.

Thankfully the Diamond Stripe Lace Shawl shawl knits up much faster than earning a masters degree in physics and with much less public speaking and Atomic Force Microscope cantilevering.

This shawl is constructed of a main body with a knit-on lace edging. Short rows are used to shape the edging. Written instructions are provided for all charts, so you may work from the charts or the written instructions.

Pattern Details: A simple rectangular lace shawl with a simple knit on edging.

Yarn requirements: 2 skeins of Knit Picks Lace Shadow 100% Merino. 440 yards/402 meters. Color: Basalt Heather. Total Yardage 788 yards/722 meters.

Needle size(s): Size US 3/3.25mm Knitting Needles, or size needed to get gauge.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rows over 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch.

Special stitches used: SSSK

Notions needed: Darning Needle