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Elix

Knitting
July 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 yards (549 m)
58" x28"
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Errata

written pattern:

Row 1: K3, # (P, cable eyelet, P, K2tog, K4 YO, K, YO, K4, SSK)x 8, P, cable eyelet, P #, K, repeat # to #, K3.

Row 6: K3, # P3, K, (SSP, P2, YO, P5, YO, P2, P2tog, K, P2, YO, P2tog, K)x 7, SSP, P2, YO, P5, YO, P2, P2tog, K, P3 ,
K, repeat # to # , K3.

Materials:

Yarn: Main Color (MC) – Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Wren 440yard/100gm - 400yard. Contrast Color (CC) – Malabrigo Sock Persia 450yard/100gm – 200yard.

Needle: 5mm (US 8), 4mm (US 6) and 3.75mm (US 5) needles.

Size: One size – 58” x 28”

Notions: Stitch markers

Gauge: Gauge is not crucial here but different gauges give different finished sizes. Please prepare more yarn if you knit fairly loose.
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This is a very simple bottom-up shawl that begins with a unique lace and cable stitch pattern, then followed by reverse stockinette rows and fun dropped stitches rows. It is airy and light weight, definitely a good project to be made in summer.

I name it Elix simply because the special cable twisting stitch at the bottom looks so much like a DNA double helix and I picked the last 4 characters of the word Helix - Elix.

Also, the color combination I picked reminds me so much of the Egypt Cleopatra costume. Such rich mystery colors!

I picked two different semi-solid colorway for this shawl and I believe a colorful variegated yarn will be a good choice in this pattern too.