Enlighten Me! by Olga Wedbjer
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Enlighten Me!

Knitting
November 2012
Lace ?
15 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
411 - 476 yards (376 - 435 m)
Two
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A glowing shawl with flames to enlighten you or perhaps your friend. The crescent shaped shawl drapes nicely over your shoulders or under your chin without extra bulk.

Knit the shawl in fingering / 4ply or lace weight yarn, and add sparkle if you wish. I let the burnt orange silk lace shine on its own, whereas the red shawl in fingering / 4ply yarn includes shimmering beads. Beads add not only sparkle, but also weight and drape.

The shawl is knitted in one piece from the outer lace edge to the upper edge with an i-cord bind off. The shawl gets its crescent shape by short rows with decreases in stocking stitch. The lace instructions are given both in writing and in chart.

Finished measurements after blocking
Fingering / 4ply version:
Width along upper edge: 130 cm / 51 inches
Depth at centre: 40 cm / 16 inches
Depth at outer edge: 25 cm / 10 inches
Lace weight version:
Width along upper edge: 156 cm / 61.5 inches
Depth at centre: 42 cm / 16.5 inches
Depth at outer edge: 28 cm / 11 inches

Yarn requirements
Fingering / 4ply version:
1 skein Ripples Craft Merino Silk 4ply (50% Merino, 50% Silk; approx. 400 m / 440 yd per 100 g). I used 376 m / 414 yd for the red sample shawl.
Lace weight version:
1 skein Dye for Yarn Silk Lace (100% Silk; 750 m / 820 yd per 100 g). I used 435 m / 476 yd for the orange sample shawl.

Gauge
Fingering / 4ply version:
17 sts and 26 rows per 10 cm (4 inches) in stocking stitch with 4.5 mm / US 7 needles after blocking.
Lace weight version:
15 sts and 29 rows per 10 cm (4 inches) in stocking stitch with 4 mm / US 6 needles after blocking.

Needles
4 mm / US 6 for stocking stitch section on lace weight version
4.5 mm / US 7
6.5 mm / US 10.5 for cast on only

Beads
Beads are optional.
Fingering / 4ply version: 771 beads size 6/0
Lace weight version: 895 beads size 8/0
Crochet hook that passes through the bead holes, e.g. 0.75 mm (size 14)

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