Dioptase by Zsuzsa Kiss


August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
320 - 800 yards (293 - 732 m)
S, M, L, XL
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This shawl is the third one in the Minerals collection, which features patterns with stripes and lace.
This shawl is casual and elegant at the same time, and depending on the yarn you choose it is an extremely versatile piece. You can choose contrasting or complimentary colours: the possibilities are endless.
The Dioptase shawl combines two different yarns, not only in colour, but in material too: a smooth DK weight yarn and a fluffy/brushed yarn. The shawl is knitted from top down, with 3 sections, which give the beautiful crescent shape. The plain stockinette body is periodically broken with the contrast color, and the edging is an Estonian lace stitch motif. The pattern is written for 4 sizes from a small one to a really huge. The instructions for the lace include both written and charted versions.
The pattern was tech edited and tested.

C1: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino (55% merino, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere, 137 yards 125 m/50 g) - 140 (173, 236, 297) yds 125 (158, 216, 271) m color: 340202
C2: Bremont Claire (74% alpaca, 26% silk, 164 yards 150 m/25 g) - 164 (252, 378, 494) yds 150 (230, 376, 451) m color: 1818

For C1 choose a DK or fingering weight, (semi)solid smooth yarn, and for C2 choose a contrasting, brushed yarn.

US 6 4 mm 32” 80 cm long

S (M, L, XL)
Wingspan: 45.5 (53, 60, 72.5)” 116 (135, 153, 184) cm, depth at the middle: 13.5 (16, 19, 21)” 34 (40, 48, 54) cm

Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

17 sts x 34 rows in 10 cm (4 inches) in st st.
Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.

• Knitting flat knit and purl
• Lace knitting
• Nupps

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