Double Squares by Claudia Eisenkolb
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Double Squares

Knitting
November 2016
Lace ?
14 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1706 - 1831 yards (1560 - 1674 m)
one size, 2.20 m x 0.75 m
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Double Squares is a trapezoidal hap, mainly worked in garter stitch with holding two different colored threads together.

The edging features squares worked in double knitting with knitting each of the two threads separately, so the squares show one color on one side and another on the other side, which makes the hap fully reversible.

Two heavy lace weight threads are held together and knit with a large needle size which results in a large and cozy but still lightweight shawl.

Size
220 cm/86 ½” width x 75 cm/29 ½” height

Materials
3 skeins Quince & Co. Piper or approx. 780 meters/854 yards of Heavy Lace Weight Yarn each color

Each knitter knits differently, therefore yardage is an estimate.

Sample shown in colorways Abilene (C1, the light grey) and Guadeloupe (C2, the light blue).

Gauge
14 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm/4”, in garter stitch pattern with needle 4.50 mm/US7 after blocking

A different gauge will affect size and yardage needed.

Needles
4.50 mm/US7 circular needle 120 cm/48” or longer or needle size to get gauge
8.00 mm/US11 needle for a loose BO

Notions
22 + 2 (in a different color or shape, referred to as mA) stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle

Required Techniques
Backwards loop CO, knit and purl stitches, ktbl,
increases: yo, kfb, M1L, M1R,
double knitting, knit decrease BO.

Skill level
Intermediate

Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.