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This pattern is dead simple and relaxing to work, resulting in a luxurious and beautifully simple shawl. It has a four row repeat, using only the simplest of techniques. It is a great first shawl for someone wanting to branch out beyond a scarf. The pattern starts narrow and gradually grows in width, and is knit on the bias for an extra lovely drape. Asymmetry gives it a fun twist. Flora makes the most of 500-700 yards of yarn, but can be knit in any size yarn, in any gauge. (Note that this will change your yardage requirements.) Just be sure to save enough yarn for your cast off row. A soft and dreamy yarn makes this shawl sing. The eyelets along the edge really open up beautifully with a good blocking. Either thread a blocking wire through each loop, or use a pin to open up each eyelet.
Sample used 2 skeins of Piper, but is adjustable to be smaller or larger.