Flame Keeper Shawl by Laurie Beardsley
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Flame Keeper Shawl

Knitting
March 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in lace pattern before blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
300 - 600 yards (274 - 549 m)
Xsmall, small, medium
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This is a traditional triangular shawl, worked from the center out in a pattern that resembles large and small flames. It was inspired by Mary Chapin Carpenter’s song “A Keeper for Every Flame”.
“Sometimes it’s a fire burning out of control,
Sometimes it’s nothing but a candle glow…
There’s a keeper for every flame.”

The lace pattern is both charted and written. The different shawl sizes are created by working extra repeats of one portion of the lace pattern.

Skill level: advanced beginner - you need to know how to do basic decreases (ssk, k2tog, sk2psso) and increases (yo and afterthought yo explained in pattern)

Dimensions:
Xsmall 25” wingspan x 16” deep
Small 46” wingspan x 21” deep
Medium 56” wingspan x 25” deep

Yardage:
Xmall 300-325 yards
Small 350-400 yards
Medium 550-600 yards

Thanks to liepsnike for providing improvements to the written instructions.

For more information, see the LaurieBea Knitting Circle group.