In a sideways lace design class with Sivia Harding, I was inspired to put this design together. I am forevermore convinced that Japanese stitch dictionaries are awesome. Once I fell in love with the lace panel at the top of the shawl, I looked for an edge to go with it that repeated the columns of faggoting. I included a panel of stockinette in between to show off the variation in the lovely hand painted yarn.
The pattern includes common stitches found in lace knitting, with patterning on both sides of the work. The shawl pattern is written in words and represented in charts. The shawl is worked end to end, including increases for the first half and decreases for the remainder. The shawl can be made larger or smaller by weighing the yarn that you have as you go and switching from increasing to decreasing when approximately half of your yarn is used. Beads are added as you knit (they are not pre-strung) and their use is optional.
18 sts and 28 rows = 4“ (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking.
60” (152.5 cm) long x 18” (45.75 cm) wide at center, measured after blocking.
Needle and Hook:
U.S. Size 4 (3.5 mm) needle or size needed to produce noted gauge
U.S. Size 14 (0.8 mm) hook for beading (opt.)
Tapestry Needle, Scissors, Blocking wires, Blocking pins, Blocking board, 2 stitch markers, and magnets or other tool to keep track of chart rows.
Yarn and Beads:
Blue Beaded Sample: Baah LaJolla,
100% Superwash Merino, 400 yds/100g
1 skein, “Maldives” colorway, Used approximately 400 yds
Approximately 223 size (~20g) 6/0 seed beads (Miyuki).
Icy Blue & Green Sample:
SpaceCadet Creations Maia,
80% Bamboo, 20% Superwash Merino, 400 yds/100g
1 skein, Shown in a one-of-a-kind SpaceCadet colorway,
Sample used approximately 325 yds
Good Yarn Substitutions – Any sock or fingering weight yarn in wool or a wool-blend. A sock yarn with 25% nylon content may not drape or block open as much as 100% wool, so consider going up a needle size or two in this case. A handspun yarn in wool or wool-blend in a fingering weight should work well, too.
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