Dueto by Inês Sousa
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November 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
549 - 631 yards (502 - 577 m)
One size - adjustable by adding pattern repeats

This pattern is also available as part of Ar: an Eco-friendly e-book with 5 original shawl designs.

Dueto is a bicolor shawl worked top-down that plays with lines, textures (garter/ stockinette/ lace) and colors.

As pictured uses a long transition colorway yarn as main color and a natural/ undyed yarn as a contrasting one.
Two vertical slip stitch lines divide each section ending with a cute ruffle lace ribbing. Stripes are both easy and fun to make adding charm and interest to this rustic shawl, being a fairly quick knit perfect for last minute gifts. Due its lovely shape, it stays beautifully on the shoulders without falling.

As shown Dueto used 284.9 m (311.6 yds) of Noro Silk Garden as MC (sport weight yarn, 40% wool, 25% silk, 25% Nylon, 10% Mohair) and 217.1 m (237.4 yds) of Yarn Adventures sport (100% wool) as CC and is 130 x 38 cm. More yarn is required for a larger size and/or looser gauge. Info for knitting a larger size is included into pattern.

More info:
Materials: approx 284.9 m (311.6 yds) of MC (striped yarn) and 217.1 m (237.4 yds) of CC (solid color) - sport weight yarn; st markers; size 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles and 5 mm (US 8) dpn’s for BO; tapestry needle; pins for blocking;

Level: Intermediate – I added charts with checkboxes with the stitch count per row or repeat and the format is very clean and friendly.

Skills needed: provisional cast-on, K, P, YO, M1R, M1L, Kf&b, slip sts, psso, elastic BO. Wet block the shawl (if desired) and woven in ends.

Pattern format: Both written instructions (line by line) and charts are provided. Pattern is a pdf file document and you need Adobe Acrobat Reader application to open it.

Many thanks to my wonderful testers: