Don't Leave Me (Alone in the Rain)! by Olga Wedbjer
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Don't Leave Me (Alone in the Rain)!

Knitting
December 2012
Lace ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in st st with 4.5 mm / US 7 needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
437 - 400 yards (400 - 366 m)
Two
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Don’t Leave Me (Alone in the Rain)! is a flattering, slightly crescent shaped shawl. The pattern includes two versions: a lace weight version and a 4ply/fingering weight version.
The lace instructions are given in charts only. There are two charts with different suggestions for placing the beads.

The pattern is inspired by leaves with water drops. You can sprinkle sparkling beads over your leaves as you please, you can place them symmetrically as suggested in the charts, or you can leave them out.

You start knitting the shawl from the outer edge in lace. The crescent shape is created in the upper part of the shawl by short rows with decreases.

You can easily alter the size of the shawl if you prefer a larger or smaller shawl, or a more distinct crescent shape.

Finished measurements
Lace weight version:
Width along upper edge: 165 cm / 65 inches
Depth at centre: 38 cm / 15 inches
4ply / Fingering weight version:
Width along upper edge: 127 cm / 50 inches
Depth at centre: 33 cm / 13 inches

Yarn requirements
Lace weight version:
400 m / 440 yd of lace weight yarn
4ply / Fingering weight version:
300 m / 330 yd of 4ply / fingering weight yarn

Gauge
Lace weight version:
16 sts and 24 rows in st st on 4.5 mm / US 7 needle
4ply / Fingering weight version:
14 sts and 24 rows in st st on 4.5 mm / US 7 needle
Gauge is not essential, but a different gauge may effect yarn requirements and finished measurements. For the best result, make sure that your gauge is even.

Beads (optional)
Lace weight version:
335 size 8/0 (or larger) silverlined crystal beads (or other preferred colourway)
4ply / Fingering weight version:
164 size 6/0 silverlined crystal beads (or other preferred colourway)

Extras
Crochet hook small enough to fit through the bead holes (e.g. size #14 / 0.75 mm)
Blocking supplies
Tapestry needle

Techniques used in the pattern
• Long tail cast on (or other preferred cast on)
• Charts
• Placing beads (optional)
• Decreases: k2tog, ssk, p2tog, centered double decrease
• Increase: yarn over
• Short rows
Placing beads, centered double decrease, and short rows are explained in the pattern.

Adjustments
Suggestions for making a larger or smaller shawl are given in the pattern notes, inlcuding alterations for creating a more distinct crescent shape.

Terms & conditions
You are purchasing a pattern as a PDF through Ravelry download. You have the right to cancel your purchase within 14 days after purchase before downloading the pattern file. Because of the nature of PDF downloads, once downloading has started the sale is final.
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